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Fiat G.49
Fiat G-49 ver.1
Role Two-seat basic trainer
Manufacturer Fiat
Designer Giuseppe Gabrielli
First flight 1952
Primary user Aeronautica Militare

The Fiat G.49 was an Italian two-seat basic trainer designed by Giuseppe Gabrielli and built by Fiat.

Design and development[edit | edit source]

The G.49 was designed as a replacement for the World War II-era US North American T-6 advanced trainer by Gabrielli and was first flown in September 1952. The G.49 was an all-metal low-wing cantilever monoplane with retracting tailwheel landing gear. It had an enclosed cockpit with raised canopy for a pupil and instructor in tandem. Two variants were built with different engine installations; the G.49-1 with an Alvis Leonides radial engine and the G.49-2 with a Pratt & Whitney radial engine.

Operational history[edit | edit source]

The aircraft did not sell and only a small number were operated by the Aeronautica Militare.

Variants[edit | edit source]

G.49-1
Variant powered by a 425 kW (570 hp) Alvis Leonides 502/4 Mk 24 radial engine.
G.49-2
Variant powered by a 455 kW (610 hp) Pratt & Whitney R-1340-S3H1 Wasp radial engine.

Operators[edit | edit source]

 Italy

Specifications (G.49-2)[edit | edit source]

Data from The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985), 1985, Orbis Publishing, Page 1798

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2 (pupil, instructor)
  • Length: 9.50 m (31 ft 2 in)
  • Wingspan: 13 m (42 ft 7¾ in)
  • Height: 2.65 m (8 ft 8¼ in)
  • Empty weight: 2,240 kg (4,983 lb)
  • Gross weight: 2,860 kg (6,305 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Pratt & Whitney R-1340-S3H1 Wasp 9-cylinder radial piston engine, 455 kW (610 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 370 km/h (230 mph)
  • Range: 1,900 km (1,181 miles)
  • Service ceiling: 6,800 m (22,310 ft)

Notes[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  • The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985), 1985, Orbis Publishing, Page 1798

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