Fiat CR.25


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Fiat CR.25

Twin-engined multi-seat fighter and attack monoplane, powered by 626kW Fiat A.74 RC-38 engines. Ten built, later being used as transports.

Fiat CR.25A three-view drawing (1670 x 1265)

 ENGINE2 x FIAT A.74 R.C.38, 620kW
  Take-off weight6180 kg13625 lb
  Empty weight3900 kg8598 lb
  Wingspan16.0 m53 ft 6 in
  Length13.6 m45 ft 7 in
  Height3.4 m11 ft 2 in
  Wing area39.2 m2421.94 sq ft
  Max. speed490 km/h304 mph
  Cruise speed390 km/h242 mph
  Ceiling8100-9800 m26600 - 32150 ft
  Range w/max.fuel2100 km1305 miles
  Range w/max payload1500 km932 miles
 ARMAMENT4 x 7.7mm machine-guns, 1 x 12.7mm machine-guns, 500kg of bombs

Klaatu83, e-mail, 07.07.2012 15:49

Designed as a multi-role aircraft (bomber /long-range fighter /reconnaissance), this airplane was supposedly superior to the Breda 88 and the Caproni 311, both of which the Italian authorities ordered instead! The Italian Air Force only bought ten of these aircraft, which operated out of Sicily for a while with a single squadron, mainly for convoy escort and long-range reconnaissance. Later they were employed as high-speed transports between Italy and Germany.


Antonio, e-mail, 06.05.2009 23:43

This plane was designed by Celestino Rosatelli,it was intended as a heavy fighter and recon;he operated on Boccadifalco airfield,in Palermo,Sicily.


3VI, e-mail, 17.11.2007 12:17

Note on armament: 4 mgs (12,7 mm) only planned before production but never mounted because of inaceptable weight on nose. Definitive solulution: 2 x 12,7 on nose + 1 x 12,7 on turret.
Plane was used mostly as light transport and recon.


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