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Breda Ba.32

Ba.32
The sole Ba.32 prototype
Role Airliner
Manufacturer Breda
First flight 1931[1]
Number built 2?(second, with FIAT engines, may have been a conversion)[1]

The Breda Ba.32 was an Italian airliner prototype designed and built by the Breda company.[1]

Design and development

The Breda Ba.32 was a low-wing trimotor monoplane with fixed, spatted main landing gear. It was powered by three Pratt & Whitney R-985 Wasp Junior nine-cylinder air-cooled radial engines. It had a crew of two, and its cabin could accommodate up to 10 passengers.[1]

The Ba.32 prototype first flew in 1931, but despite displaying good flight characteristics, no production orders ensued and no further examples were built.[1]

Operators

 Italy

Specifications (Ba.32)

Data from Italian Civil and Military aircraft 1930-1945[1]

General characteristics
  • Crew: 2
  • Capacity: 8-11
  • Length: 16.749 m (54 ft 11.4 in)
  • Wingspan: 26.67 m (87 ft 6 in)
  • Height: 4.153 m (13 ft 7.5 in)
  • Wing area: 84.97 m2 (914.6 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 3,792 kg (8,360 lb)
  • Gross weight: 6,441 kg (14,200 lb)
  • Powerplant: 3 × Pratt & Whitney Wasp Junior 9-cyl. air-cooled radial piston engine, 240 kW (320 hp) each

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 237 km/h; 128 kn (147 mph)
  • Cruise speed: 211 km/h; 114 kn (131 mph)
  • Stall speed: 93 km/h; 50 kn (58 mph)
  • Range: 1,352 km; 730 nmi (840 mi)
  • Endurance: 8hrs
  • Service ceiling: 5,304 m (17,400 ft)
  • Rate of climb: 1.6 m/s (310 ft/min)
  • Time to altitude: 16,400 in 52 minutes

See also

Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era


Notes

References


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