Breda A.9

The Breda A.9 was a biplane trainer produced in Italy in 1928 for the Regia Aeronautica. Conventional in design, it featured a single-bay, unstaggered wing cellule and fixed tailskid undercarriage. The student and instructor sat in tandem, open cockpits. A slightly smaller version, designated A.9-bis was developed for use in Italy's aeroclubs.

A.9
Role Trainer
Manufacturer Breda
First flight 1928
Primary user Regia Aeronautica

Operators

 Kingdom of Italy

Variants

A.9 
Two-seat advanced training biplane.
A.9bis
A slightly smaller 8.72 m (28.6 ft) span version for aeroclubs.[1]
A.10 
Single-seat, 8.84 m (29.0 ft) span, fighter-trainer prototype, powered by a 190 kW (250 hp) Isotta Fraschini V.6; one aircraft built.

Specifications (A.9)

Data from Jane's all the World's Aircraft 1928[1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Length: 7.95 m (26 ft 1 in)
  • Wingspan: 9.32 m (30 ft 7 in)
  • Height: 2.97 m (9 ft 9 in)
  • Wing area: 27 m2 (290 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 770 kg (1,698 lb)
  • Gross weight: 1,050 kg (2,315 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Isotta-Fraschini Asso 250 6-cylinder water-cooled in-line piston engine, 190 kW (250 hp)
  • Propellers: 2-bladed fixed pitch propeller

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 185 km/h (115 mph, 100 kn)
  • Stall speed: 75 km/h (47 mph, 40 kn)
  • Range: 800 km (500 mi, 430 nmi)
  • Endurance: 3 hours
  • Service ceiling: 6,000 m (20,000 ft)
  • Wing loading: 39 kg/m2 (8.0 lb/sq ft)
  • Power/mass: 0.196 kW/kg (0.119 hp/lb)

See also

Related lists

References

  1. Grey, C.G., ed. (1928). Jane's all the World's Aircraft 1928. London: Sampson Low, Marston & company, ltd. pp. 157c–158c.

Further reading

  • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. p. 195.
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