The Breda A.14 was a prototype three-engined biplane, designed by Società Italiana Ernesto Breda as a night bomber in 1928. The aircraft was proposed to the Regia Aeronautica, but failed assessments, and was abandoned. The aircraft was designed to solve the flight problems experienced on the A.8. The A.14 was tested in 1928, powered by three 340 kW (450 hp) Alfa Romeo Jupiter engines. Although performance was improved, the Regia Aeronautica decided not to accept the A.14. To make up for the costs, it was suggested that a demilitarised version be sold to civilians, but a lack of civilian interest resulted in the abandonment of the project.
|Manufacturer||Società Italiana Ernesto Breda|
- Crew: 5-6
- Capacity: 2,600 kg (5,700 lb)
- Length: 15.7 m (51 ft 6 in)
- Wingspan: 23.06 m (75 ft 8 in)
- Height: 5.7 m (18 ft 8 in)
- Wing area: 148 m2 (1,590 sq ft)
- Empty weight: 3,900 kg (8,598 lb)
- Gross weight: 6,500 kg (14,330 lb)
- Powerplant: 3 × Alfa Romeo Jupiter piston radial engine, 340 kW (450 hp) each
- Propellers: 2-bladed fixed pitch wooden propellers
- Maximum speed: 190 km/h (120 mph, 100 kn)
- Stall speed: 80 km/h (50 mph, 43 kn)
- Endurance: 6h 30min
- Service ceiling: 5,000 m (16,000 ft)
- Wing loading: 44 kg/m2 (9.0 lb/sq ft)
- Power/mass: 0.1404 kW/kg (0.0854 hp/lb)
- Guns: 3x 7.7 mm (0.30 in) Lewis machine-guns
- Bombs: 800 kg (1,800 lb) of bombs
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- da Badia Polesine, Jotti (1930). Annuario dell'Aeronautica Italiana 1929-1930 (in Italian). Milan: Libreria Aeronautica.
- Jackson, George Gibbard (1930). The world's aeroplanes and airships. S. Low, Marston & co., ltd. p. 88.