|Romano R.80.2 of the Spanish Republican Air Force training facility at El Carmolí.|
|Role||Two-seat intermediate and aerobatic trainer|
|Manufacturer||Chantiers aéronavals Étienne Romano|
|Primary users||French Air Force|
Design and development
The prototype Romano R-80.01 was a private venture design by Chantiers aéronavals Étienne Romano for a two-seat aerobatic biplane to use as a demonstrator. Tested in 1935 with a 179 kW (240 hp) Lorraine 7Me radial engine it was later fitted with a 209 kW (280 hp) Salmson 9Aba radial and re-designated the R-80.2. The R.80.2 was a biplane with a fixed tailwheel landing gear and with the change of scope to a tandem two-seat dual-control aerobatic trainer it was re-designated the R.82.01. Two more prototypes were built which were sold to private owners. Romano became part of the nationalised SNCASE in 1937 and the French Air Force ordered the R-82 into production with 147 aircraft being delivered. The French Navy also ordered 30 R-82s and all Air Force and Navy aircraft had been delivered by May 1940.
Data from 
- Crew: 2
- Length: 7.82 m (25 ft 7 in)
- Wingspan: 9.88 m (32 ft 5 in)
- Height: 3.34 m (10 ft 11½ in)
- Wing area: 23.72 m2 (255.33 ft2)
- Empty weight: 918 kg (2024 lb)
- Gross weight: 1328 kg (2928 lb)
- Powerplant: 1 × Salmson 9Aba radial piston engine, 209 kW (280 hp)
- Maximum speed: 240 km/h (149 mph)
- Range: 660 km (410 miles)
- Service ceiling: 6500 m (21325 ft)
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- Media related to Chantiers aéronavals Étienne Romano at Wikimedia Commons
- Third Reich troops and captured Romano R.82 aircraft