Fiat G.49

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Fiat G.49
Fiat G.49.jpg
Fiat G-49 ver.1
Role Two-seat basic trainer
Manufacturer Fiat
Designer Giuseppe Gabrielli
First flight September 1952
Primary user Aeronautica Militare
Number built 3[1]

The Fiat G.49 was an Italian two-seat basic trainer designed by Giuseppe Gabrielli and built by Fiat.

Design and development[edit]

The G.49 was designed by Gabrielli as a replacement for the World War II-era US North American T-6 advanced trainer and was first flown in September 1952. The G.49 was an all-metal low-wing cantilever monoplane with retractable tailwheel landing gear. It had an enclosed cockpit with a raised canopy for a pupil and instructor in tandem. Two variants were built with different engine installations; the G.49-1 with an Alvis Leonides radial engine and the G.49-2 with a Pratt & Whitney radial engine.

Operational history[edit]

The aircraft did not sell and only a small number were operated by the Aeronautica Militare.

Variants[edit]

G.49-1
Variant powered by a 410 kW (550 hp) Alvis Leonides 502/4 Mk 24 radial engine.[2]
G.49-2
Variant powered by a 450 kW (600 hp) Pratt & Whitney R-1340-S3H1 Wasp radial engine.[2]
G.49-3
Variant powered by a 466 kW (625 hp) I.Ae. 19R El Indio radial engine.[2]

Operators[edit]

 Italy

Specifications (G.49-2)[edit]

Data from The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985), 1985, Orbis Publishing, Page 1798

General characteristics

  • Crew: two (pupil, instructor)
  • Length: 9.50 m (31 ft 2 in)
  • Wingspan: 13 m (42 ft 7¾ in)
  • Height: 2.65 m (8 ft 8¼ in)
  • Empty weight: 2,240 kg (4,983 lb)
  • Gross weight: 2,860 kg (6,305 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Pratt & Whitney R-1340-S3H1 Wasp 9-cylinder radial piston engine, 455 kW (610 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 370 km/h (230 mph)
  • Range: 1,900 km (1,181 miles)
  • Service ceiling: 6,800 m (22,310 ft)

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Fiat G.49" Aerei Italiani
  2. ^ a b c Bridgman, Leonard (1955). Jane's all the World's Aircraft 1955-56. London: Jane's all the World's Aircraft Publishing Co. Ltd. 
  3. ^ aeroflight

Bibliography[edit]

  • The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985), 1985, Orbis Publishing, Page 1798