The Fiat R.2 was a reconnaissance aircraft produced in Italy shortly after World War I, and the first aircraft to be marketed under the Fiat brand (previous Fiat aircraft had been marketed as SIA). It was a conventional two-bay biplane with equal-span, unstaggered wings and fixed tailskid undercarriage. The pilot and observer sat in tandem, open cockpits. The design was a derivative of the SIA 7 and SIA 9 flown during the war, but was considerably revised by Rosatelli to correct ongoing problems with those types. A total of 129 were produced for the Air Corps of the Regio Esercito.
Operators[edit | edit source]
- Air Corps of the Regio Esercito
Specifications[edit | edit source]
- Crew: 2, pilot and observer
- Length: 8.80 m (28 ft 10 in)
- Wingspan: 12.30 m (40 ft 4 in)
- Height: 3.30 m (10 ft 10 in)
- Gross weight: 1,720 kg (3,790 lb)
- Powerplant: 1 × Fiat A12bis, 224 kW (300 hp) each
- Maximum speed: 175 km/h (108 mph)
- Range: 550 km (340 miles)
- Service ceiling: 4,800 m (15,800 ft)
See also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
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- Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. pp. 391.
- Jane's All the World's Aircraft 1919. Marston: Sampson Low. pp. 395a.
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