Alaparma Baldo

The Alaparma Baldo was an unusual two-seat light monoplane produced in Italy shortly after World War II. Designed by Adriano Mantelli, it featured an egg-shaped fuselage with cabin doors that hinged upwards and to the back. The conventional tailplane with single fin and rudder was carried on twin booms, either side of a pusher engine installation. The undercarriage consisted of a single mainwheel under the fuselage pod, a small tailwheel not far behind it, and outrigger wheels on the wingtips.

Baldo
Role Civil utility aircraft
Manufacturer Alaparma
Designer Adriano Mantelli
Produced 1949-51
Number built ~35

Variants

Operators

 Italy

Specifications (AM.75)

Data from Jane's All The World's Aircraft 1951–52[2]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Length: 5.08 m (16 ft 8 in)
  • Wingspan: 7.00 m (23 ft 0 in)
  • Height: 1.45 m (4 ft 9 in)
  • Wing area: 8.5 m2 (91 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 280 kg (617 lb)
  • Gross weight: 490 kg (1,080 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Praga D 4-cylinder horizontally-opposed piston engine, 56 kW (75 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 217 km/h (135 mph, 117 kn)
  • Cruise speed: 192 km/h (119 mph, 104 kn) (75% power)
  • Range: 660 km (410 mi, 360 nmi)
  • Service ceiling: 4,800 m (15,700 ft)
  • Time to altitude: 5 min to 1,000 m (3,300 ft)

References

  1. "Italian Air Force". aeroflight. Retrieved 4 June 2019.
  2. Bridgman 1951, p. 161c.
  • Bridgman, Leonard (1951). Jane's All The World's Aircraft 1951–52. London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co. Ltd.
  • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. p. 51.
  • Simpson, R. W. (1995). Airlife's General Aviation. Shrewsbury: Airlife Publishing. p. 404.
  • luftfahrt-archiv.de


See also

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