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.
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.
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.
- The standard two-seat touring and liaison aircraft
- Tandem three-seat touring, communications aircraft introduced in 1934.
- Ba.39 Met
- Ba.39 Col
- 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.
Data from Italian Civil and Military aircraft 1930-1945
- 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)
- 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
- ^ 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.