Romano R-110


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Romano R-110

Intended to fulfil the demands of an October 1934 specification calling for a three-seat fighter to serve as an aerial command post for single-seat fighters - a role to which were subsequently added those of bomber interception and escort - the R-110 was flown for the first time on 30 March 1938. Of mixed construction, with plywood-covered wooden wings and a welded steeltube fuselage, the R-110 was powered by two 450hp Renault 12 Ro 2/3 12-cylinder air-cooled engines and carried an armament of two fixed 20mm cannon and a single 7.5mm machine gun on a flexible mount in the aft cockpit. The R-110 was unusual in that the pilot and aircraft commander were seated behind separate vertically- staggered stepped windscreens. The competing Potez 630 had appeared in production form before the R-110 prototype entered flight test and further development of the latter was discontinued.

Romano R-110A three-view drawing (1280 x 838)

  Take-off weight3300 kg7275 lb
  Empty weight2165 kg4773 lb
  Wingspan12.80 m42 ft 0 in
  Length9.66 m32 ft 8 in
  Height3.37 m11 ft 1 in
  Wing area24.00 m2258.33 sq ft
  Max. speed470 km/h292 mph
  Range1280 km795 miles

Klaatu83, e-mail, 29.08.2016 21:41

The idea behind this aircraft goes back to the WW-I concept of a multi-engine, multi-seat fighter, known to the French as the "Multiplace de Combat". The most successful examples of the genre were the Caudron R.4, R.11, R.12 and R.14 series , which were built in large numbers from 1915-1918. After WW-I the French persisted with the idea, and continued to develop aircraft of that type right up to the Potez 630 series of WW-II. Unfortunately, aerial combat had moved on, and the concept of the "Miltiplace de Combat" became discredited during the 1940 Battle of France.


zhaoman, 21.06.2011 07:26

flight test and further development of the latter was discontinued.


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