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R.2
Role Reconnaissance
Manufacturer Fiat
Designer Celestino Rosatelli
First flight 1919
Number built 129

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]

 Italy
 Turkey

Specifications[edit | edit source]

General characteristics

  • 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

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 175 km/h (108 mph)
  • Range: 550 km (340 miles)
  • Service ceiling: 4,800 m (15,800 ft)

Armament

  • 1 to 3 × machine guns
  • See also[edit | edit source]

    References[edit | edit source]

    • 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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