|Role||Catapult-launched reconnaissance float plane|
|Primary user||Regia Marina|
|Number built||15 (P.6ter)|
To meet a Regia Marina requirement for a two-seat catapult-launched seaplane, Piaggio produced two designs. The first designated the P.6bis was a small biplane flying boat powered by a 190 kW (260 hp) Isotta Fraschini V.6 engine driving a pusher propeller. The second design designated, the P.6, was a floatplane with one large central float and two stabilising floats at the wingtips and a nose mounted A.20 engine. Both aircraft had the same biplane wing structure with rigid strut bracing and both were armed with a single machine gun (the flying-boat's in the bow and the floatplane's in the rear cockpit). In 1928, the P.6ter was produced based on the P.6 floatplane with the engine boosted to 306 kW (410 hp). A production run of 15 P-6ter aircraft was produced for the Italian Navy where it had an unremarkable career being used on battleships and cruisers.
- Prototype flying boat.
- Prototype floatplane.
- Production floatplane, 15 built.
- Crew: 2
- Wingspan: 13.50 m (44 ft 3½ in)
- Gross weight: 2,360 kg (5,203 lb)
- Powerplant: 1 × Fiat A.20, 306 kW (410 hp)
- Maximum speed: 195 km/h (121 mph)
- 1 × machine gun
- Related lists
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- Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions.
- The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985). Orbis Publishing. p. 2700.