Breda A.2

The Breda A.2 was a small sport and touring aircraft developed in Italy in 1921.

Role Sports plane
Manufacturer Breda
First flight 1921

Design and development

An advanced design for its time, the A.2 was a low-wing cantilever monoplane with fixed tailskid undercarriage. The pilot and passenger sat in tandem, open cockpits. Originally powered by an inverted inline engine of 97 kW (130 hp), a more powerful version was developed with a 187 kW (250 hp) engine as a reconnaissance aircraft.


 Kingdom of Italy

Specifications (variant)

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Capacity: 340 kg (750 lb)
  • Wing area: 34 m2 (370 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 950 kg (2,094 lb)
  • Gross weight: 1,400 kg (3,086 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × inverted in-line engine , 97 kW (130 hp) - 190 kW (250 hp)


  • Service ceiling: 6,000 m (20,000 ft)


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    • Gunston, Bill (1993). World Encyclopedia of Aircraft Manufacturers. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press. p. 56.
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