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Fiat G.2 Aircraft Information

Fiat G.2

Manufacturer: Fiat
Designed by: Giuseppe Gabrielli
First flight: 1932
Primary user: ALI

The Fiat G.2 was an Italian three-engine six-passenger monoplane transport aircraft designed by Giuseppe Gabrielli and built by Fiat.

Development

The G.2 was an important step for the Fiat company as their first low-wing cantilever monoplane. The structure was all-metal, with fabric-covered control surfaces. The wide-track tailwheel undercarriage was not retractable, and its mainwheels were covered by spats. The tailwheel (not a tailskid) was castering (free-pivoting).

The aircraft was powered by three Fiat A.60 inline piston engines, with one mounted on the fuselage nose and the other two in wing-mounted nacelles. Variants were also produced with other engine installations. The enclosed cabin had space for six passengers.

The prototype first flew in 1932.

Although the G.2 represented a promising design, it failed to sell and only operated a limited service between Turin and Milan by the ALI airline.

Variants

G.2
Variant powered by three 101 kW (135 hp) Fiat A.60 inline piston engines.
G.2/2
Variant powered by three Alfa Romeo 110-1 engines.
G.2/3
Variant powered by three 89 kW (120 hp) de Havilland Gipsy Major engines.
G.2.4
Variant powered by three Fiat A.54 radial engines.

Operators

Brazil

Varig

Italy

ALI

Specifications (G.2)

Data from The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985), 1985, Orbis Publishing, Page 1796

General characteristics

Crew: 1
Capacity: 6 passengers
Length: 11.89 m (39 ft 0 in)
Wingspan: 18.01 m (59 ft 1 in)
Height: 3.51 m (11 ft 6 in)
Wing area: 39 m (419.81 ft)
Empty weight: 1,630 kg (3,594 lb)
Gross weight: 2,500 kg (5,512 lb)
Powerplant: 3 x Fiat A.60 4-cylinder inverted inline piston engine, 101 kW (135 hp) each

Performance

Maximum speed: 235 km/h (146 mph)
Range: 700 km (435 miles)
Service ceiling: 4,200 m (13,780 ft)

photo of FIAT G.2 with Brazil's VARIG 1940 airline service

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985), 1985, Orbis Publishing, Page 1796

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