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Fiat BRG

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

Italy

Italian Air Force
62 Squadrigilia SPB

Specifications (variant)

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 0 in)
Wing area: 139.15 m (1,497.85 ft)
Empty weight: 6,600 kg (14,455 lb)
Gross weight: 12,000 kg (26,455 lb)
Powerplant: 1 x Fiat A.24R 12-cylinder vee piston, 537 kW (720 hp)

2 x Fiat A.24 12-cylinder vee piston, 522 kW (700 hp) each

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

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