Twin-engined multi-seat fighter and attack monoplane, powered by 626kW Fiat A.74 RC-38 engines. Ten built, later being used as transports.
|A three-view drawing (1670 x 1265)|
| ENGINE||2 x FIAT A.74 R.C.38, 620kW|
| Take-off weight||6180 kg||13625 lb|
| Empty weight||3900 kg||8598 lb|
| Wingspan||16.0 m||53 ft 6 in|
| Length||13.6 m||45 ft 7 in|
| Height||3.4 m||11 ft 2 in|
| Wing area||39.2 m2||421.94 sq ft|
| Max. speed||490 km/h||304 mph|
| Cruise speed||390 km/h||242 mph|
| Ceiling||8100-9800 m||26600 - 32150 ft|
| Range w/max.fuel||2100 km||1305 miles|
| Range w/max.payload||1500 km||932 miles|
| ARMAMENT||4 x 7.7mm machine-guns, 1 x 12.7mm machine-guns, 500kg of bombs|
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.
This plane was designed by Celestino Rosatelli,it was intended as a heavy fighter and recon;he operated on Boccadifalco airfield,in Palermo,Sicily.
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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