Fiat G.5

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Fiat G.5
Fiat G.5.jpg
Role Two-seat aerobatic tourer or trainer
National origin Italy
Manufacturer Fiat
First flight 1933

The Fiat G.5 was an Italian two-seat aerobatic tourer or trainer designed and built by Fiat Aviazione in small numbers.[1]

Development[edit]

Designed originally as a two-seat light aerobatic trainer the G.5 was a low-wing cantilever monoplane powered by a 135 hp (101 kW) Fiat A.70 radial piston engine.[1] It had fixed tailwheel landing gear and tandem open cockpits for the instructor and pupil.[1]

The type was built in small numbers and was followed by a prototype G.5/2 with an inverted inline 140 hp (104 kW) Fiat A.60.[1] A small number was also built of the final variant G.5bis which was fitted with a higher output 200 hp (149 kW) Fiat A.70 engine.[1]

Later history and operations[edit]

The surviving Fiat G.5 bis I-BFFI at Milan (Bresso) airfield in 1965

Some aircraft were later modified to single-seat configuration.[1] One example of the G.5bis, registered I-BFFI, survived in civil ownership and operation until at least 1955[2] and is now preserved in a museum.

Variants[edit]

G.5
Production variant with 135hp (101kW) Fiat A.70 radial engine.[1]
G.5/2
Prototype with a 140hp (104kW) Fiat A.60 inline engine.[1]
G.5bis
Improved variant with a 200hp (149kW) Fiat A.70 radial engine.[1]

Specifications (G.5bis)[edit]

Data from [1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: two
  • Length: 7.93 m (26 ft 0 in)
  • Wingspan: 10.46 m (34 ft 4 in)
  • Height: 2.44 m (8 ft 0 in)
  • Wing area: 17.18 m2 (184.9 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 630 kg (1,389 lb)
  • Max takeoff weight: 850 kg (1,874 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Fiat A.70 7-cylinder radial piston engine, 150 kW (200 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 265 km/h (165 mph; 143 kn)
  • Range: 635 km (395 mi; 343 nmi)
  • Service ceiling: 7,000 m (23,000 ft)

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Orbis 1985, p. 1796
  2. ^ Green, p. 78

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