|Andres Erdös, 10.07.2013|
The G.12 was an all-metal low-wing cantilever personnel transport aircraft. It had three radial engines, one mounted on the fuselage nose and the other two in wing-mounted nacelles. The engines drove three-blade feathering metal propellers. The mainwheels of its landing gear retracted into the nacelles; the tailwheel was fixed. The flight deck and cabin were fully enclosed. Access was via a port-side access door aft of the wing.
The G.12 was designed as a civil aircraft, but served mainly in military roles during the war. Only a limited number were built, some as late as 1944, after the Italian armistice. The G.12 inspired the postwar G.212 "Flying Classroom", the last Italian three-engine transporter.
14-passenger transport aircraft, powered by three 574 kW (770 hp) Fiat A.74 RC 42 radial engines.
Long-range cargo transport aircraft.
Long-range transport aircraft, fitted with extra fuel tanks. Three built.
Special long-range version, built to fly between Rome and Tokyo. One built.
Troop and cargo transport aircraft.
18-passenger commercial airliner, powered by three Alfa Romeo 128 radial engines.
22-passenger commercial airliner.
22-passenger commercial airliner, powered by three Alfa Romeo 128 radial engines.
22-passenger commercial airliner, powered by three 604 kW (810 hp) Bristol Pegasus 48 radial engines.
22-passenger commercial airliner, powered by three 793 kW (1,065 hp) Pratt & Whitney R-1830-S1C3-G Twin Wasp radial engines.
Capacity: 14 troops or 24 civilians
Length: 20.10 m (65 ft 11 in)
Wingspan: 28.60 m (93 ft 10 in)
Height: 4.90 m (16 ft 1 in)
Wing area: 113 m˛ (1,215 sq ft)
Empty weight: 9,420 kg (20,725 lb)
Loaded weight: 15,000 kg (33,100 lb)
Powerplant: 3 × Fiat A.74 RC.42 14 cylinder air cooled radial engines, 574 kW (800 hp) each
Maximum speed: 390 km/h (242 mph) at 5,000 m (16,400 ft)
Cruise speed: 303 km/h (188 mph)
Range: 2,300 km (1,430 mi)
Service ceiling: 8,500 m (27,900 ft)
Guns: 2 × 7.7 mm (.303 in) Breda-SAFAT machine guns