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|Fiat G-49 ver.1|
|Role||Two-seat basic trainer|
|First flight||September 1952|
|Primary user||Aeronautica Militare|
Design and development
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.
The aircraft did not sell and only a small number were operated by the Aeronautica Militare.
- Variant powered by a 410 kW (550 hp) Alvis Leonides 502/4 Mk 24 radial engine.
- Variant powered by a 450 kW (600 hp) Pratt & Whitney R-1340-S3H1 Wasp radial engine.
- Variant powered by a 466 kW (625 hp) I.Ae. 19R El Indio radial engine.
Data from The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985), 1985, Orbis Publishing, Page 1798
- 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)
- Maximum speed: 370 km/h (230 mph)
- Range: 1,900 km (1,181 miles)
- Service ceiling: 6,800 m (22,310 ft)
- The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985), 1985, Orbis Publishing, Page 1798
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