Breda Ba.39

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Ba.39
Breda Ba.39.jpg
Role touring and liaison
Manufacturer Società Italiana Ernesto Breda
First flight September 1932[1]
Breda Ba.39 right side view.jpg

The Breda Ba.39, a touring and liaison aircraft designed and built in Italy, was a scaled up version of the Breda Ba.33, achieving some success in sporting events, and distance flights.[1]

Operational history[edit]

The Italian air ministry ordered 60 Ba.39s, one of which was flown on a circuit of the Mediterranean Sea by Folonari and Malinverni, starting and finishing at Turin.

Paraguay[edit]

One Ba.39 was registered in Paraguay as ZP-PAA in early 1940, owned by Elías Navarro and Antonio Soljancic. Powered by a Colombo S.63 engine, it was used for express flights by a company called Navarro Expreso Aéreo. In October, 1940, this plane was destroyed in an accident near São Paulo, Brazil.

Variants[edit]

Ba.39
The standard two-seat touring and liaison aircraft
Ba.39S
Tandem three-seat touring, communications aircraft introduced in 1934.
Ba.39 Met
Ba.39 Col
Ba.42
In 1934 the Ba.42 was introduced powered by a 179.7 hp (134.00 kW) Fiat A.70S radial engine, with a NACA cowling.

Specifications (Ba.39)[edit]

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

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2 (3 for the Ba.39S)
  • Length: 7.44 m (24 ft 5 in)
  • Wingspan: 10.41 m (34 ft 2 in)
  • Height: 2.64 m (8 ft 8 in)
  • Wing area: 17.51 m2 (188.5 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 560 kg (1,235 lb)
  • Gross weight: 840 kg (1,852 lb)
  • Max takeoff weight: 935 kg (2,062 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Colombo S.63 6-cyl. inline piston engine, 100 kW (140 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 220 km/h; 119 kn (137 mph)
  • Range: 901 km; 487 nmi (560 mi)
  • Endurance: 3 hr 30min
  • Service ceiling: 6,005 m (19,700 ft)
  • Rate of climb: 3.2 m/s (630 ft/min)
  • Time to altitude: 13,210 ft (4,026 m) in 21 minutes

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Thompson, Jonathan W. (1963). Italian Civil and Military aircraft 1930-1945. USA: Aero Publishers Inc. ISBN 0-8168-6500-0. 
  • Donald, David, ed. (1997). The Encyclopedia of World Aircraft. Prospero Books. pp. pg 183. ISBN 1-85605-375-X. 
  • Sapienza Fracchia, Antonio Luis: "La Contribución Italiana en la Aviación Paraguaya". Author's edition. Asunción, 2007. 300pp.

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