Breda Ba.32

The Breda Ba.32 was an Italian airliner prototype designed and built by the Breda company.[1]

Ba.32
The sole Ba.32 prototype
Role Airliner
Manufacturer Breda
First flight 1931[1]
Number built 2?(second, with FIAT engines, may have been a conversion)[1]

Design and development

The Breda Ba.32 was a low-wing trimotor monoplane with fixed, spatted main landing gear. It was powered by three Pratt & Whitney R-985 Wasp Junior nine-cylinder air-cooled radial engines. It had a crew of two, and its cabin could accommodate up to 10 passengers.[1]

The Ba.32 prototype first flew in 1931, but despite displaying good flight characteristics, no production orders ensued and no further examples were built.[1]


Operators

 Kingdom of Italy

Specifications (Ba.32)

Data from Italian Civil and Military aircraft 1930–1945[1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Capacity: 8–11
  • Length: 16.749 m (54 ft 11.4 in)
  • Wingspan: 26.67 m (87 ft 6 in)
  • Height: 4.153 m (13 ft 7.5 in)
  • Wing area: 84.97 m2 (914.6 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 3,792 kg (8,360 lb)
  • Gross weight: 6,441 kg (14,200 lb)
  • Powerplant: 3 × Pratt & Whitney Wasp Junior 9-cyl. air-cooled radial piston engine, 240 kW (320 hp) each

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 237 km/h (147 mph, 128 kn)
  • Cruise speed: 211 km/h (131 mph, 114 kn)
  • Stall speed: 93 km/h (58 mph, 50 kn)
  • Range: 1,350 km (840 mi, 730 nmi)
  • Endurance: 8hrs
  • Service ceiling: 5,300 m (17,400 ft)
  • Rate of climb: 1.6 m/s (310 ft/min)
  • Time to altitude: 16,400 in 52 minutes

See also

Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era

Notes

  1. Thompson, Jonathan W. (1963). Italian Civil and Military aircraft 1930–1945. USA: Aero Publishers Inc. ISBN 0-8168-6500-0.

References


This article is issued from Wikipedia. The text is licensed under Creative Commons - Attribution - Sharealike. Additional terms may apply for the media files.