Viberti Musca 1

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Viberti Musca 1
Role Two-seat touring monoplane
National origin Italy
Manufacturer Ali Viberti SpA
Designer Franco Muscariello
First flight 1948

The Viberti Musca 1 is a 1940s Italian two-seat civil touring monoplane produced by Ali Verberti SpA of Turin.[1]

The Musca 1 was a cantilever low-wing monoplane powered by a 85 hp (63 kW) Continental C85 flat-four piston engine.[1] Named for the chief designer Franco Muscariello it had an enclosed side-by-side seating and a fixed conventional landing gear.[1] The Musca 1 started production in 1948 and in 1951 the Musca 1bis was introduced with structural improvements.[1] The company had two further variants planned but the company was dissolved around 1951.[1] Muscareillo continued development of the Musca 1, however, flying a modified version, the Musca 1 Ter powered by a Walter Micron on 15 September 1952.[2][3]

Variants[edit]

Musca 1
Initial production variant.
Musca 1bis
Structural improvements.
Musca 1 Ter
Modified undercarriage and 75 horsepower (56 kW) Walter Micron III engine.[2]
Musca 2
Three-seat cabin monoplane, not built.
Musca 4
A high-wing development of the Musca 1, not built.

Specifications[edit]

Data from Jane's All The World's Aircraft 1951–52[4]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Length: 6.65 m (21 ft 10 in)
  • Wingspan: 9.50 m (31 ft 2 in)
  • Empty weight: 580 kg (1,279 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Continental C85 four-cylinder air-cooled horizontally-opposed engine, 63 kW (85 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 178 km/h (111 mph; 96 kn)
  • Cruise speed: 130 km/h (81 mph; 70 kn)
  • Stall speed: 60 km/h (37 mph; 32 kn)

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Orbis 1985, p. 3038
  2. ^ a b Bridgman 1953, p. 163.
  3. ^ Bridgman 1953, p. 40.
  4. ^ Bridgman 1951, p. 162c.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Bridgman, Leonard (1951). Jane's All The World's Aircraft 1951–52. London: Sampson Low, Marston & Company, Ltd. 
  • Bridgman, Leonard (1953). Jane's All The World's Aircraft 1953–54. London: Sampson Low, Marston & Company, Ltd. 
  • The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985). Orbis Publishing.