Reggiane Re.2004

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Reggiane Re.2004
Role Fighter-bomber
National origin Italy
Manufacturer Reggiane
Number built 1

The Reggiane Re.2004 was an Italian single-engined monoplane made by Reggiane and designed by Roberto Longhi. The aircraft never passed the preliminary stages.

Design and development[edit]

The Re.2004 had identical fuselage, wings and other components to the Re.2005. The Re.2004 was powered by an air-cooled Isotta-Fraschini Zeta RC 24/60 engine, with 24 cylinders arranged in an X-pattern, producing 1,250 hp (932 kW).

In 1942, a prototype was built, and ten models were ordered; the order was later cancelled due to unresolved engine overheating problems. However, by this time, the Re.2005 had been completed.

Specifications[edit]

General characteristics

  • Crew: one
  • Length: 8.35 m (27 ft 5 in)
  • Wingspan: 11 m (36 ft 1 in)
  • Height: 3.15 m (10 ft 4 in)
  • Wing area: 20.4 m2 (220 sq ft)
  • Max takeoff weight: 3,282 kg (7,236 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Isotta-Fraschini Zeta R.C.24/60 X-24 liquid-cooled piston engine, 930 kW (1,250 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 620 km/h (385 mph; 335 kn)
  • Range: 1,000 km (621 mi; 540 nmi)

Armament

References[edit]

  • Prato, Piero (1968). The Caproni-Reggiane fighters, 1938-1945: i caccia Caproni-Reggiane. Intyrama.