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Fiat BRG
Role Heavy bomber
Manufacturer Fiat
First flight 1930s
Primary user Italian Air Force
Number built 1

The Fiat BRG was an Italian heavy bomber prototype built by Fiat for the Italian Air Force. The BRG (Bombardiere Rosatelli Gigante, "Giant Rosatelli Bomber") was a three-engine strut-braced high-wing monoplane. It had a deep slab-sided fuselage with one engine in the nose and two strut-mounted engines between the upper wing and a short stub wing attached to the lower fuselage. The BRG had a single fin and rudder and a wide-track landing gear. The pilot and co-pilot had a cabin forward of the wing leading edge. The aircraft was fitted with four machine guns, located in an open dorsal cockpit and a ventral tunnel. After testing in 1931 the prototype BRG was attached to 62 Squadriglia SPB, an experimental heavy bomber squadron.

Operators[edit | edit source]

 Italy

Specifications (variant)[edit | edit source]

Data from The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985), 1985, Orbis Publishing, Page 1780

General characteristics

  • Length: 17.60 m (57 ft 9 in)
  • Wingspan: 30 m (98 ft 5 in)
  • Height: 5.80 m (19 ft 0¼ in)
  • Wing area: 139.15 m2 (1,497.85 ft2)
  • Empty weight: 6,600 kg (14,455 lb)
  • Gross weight: 12,000 kg (26,455 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Fiat A.24 R 12-cylinder vee piston, 537 kW (720 hp)
2 × Fiat A.24 12-cylinder vee piston, 522 kW (700 hp) each

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 240 km/h (149 mph)
  • Endurance: 12 hours  0 min
  • Service ceiling: 4,800 m (15,750 ft)

Armament

  • 4 × 7.7 mm (0.303 in) machine guns
  • 2,000 kg (4,409 lb) of bombs
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