Breda Ba.39

The Breda Ba.39, a touring and liaison aircraft designed and built in Italy, was a scaled-up version of the Breda Ba.33, achieving some success in sporting events, and distance flights.[1]

Role touring and liaison
Manufacturer Società Italiana Ernesto Breda
First flight September 1932[1]

Operational history

The Italian air ministry ordered 60 Ba.39s, one of which was flown on a circuit of the Mediterranean Sea by Folonari and Malinverni, starting and finishing at Turin.


One Ba.39 was registered in Paraguay as ZP-PAA in early 1940, owned by Elías Navarro and Antonio Soljancic. Powered by a Colombo S.63 engine, it was used for express flights by a company called Navarro Expreso Aéreo. In October, 1940, this plane was destroyed in an accident near São Paulo, Brazil.


The standard two-seat touring and liaison aircraft
Tandem three-seat touring, communications aircraft introduced in 1934.
Ba.39 Met
Ba.39 Col
In 1934 the Ba.42 was introduced powered by a 179.7 hp (134.00 kW) Fiat A.70S radial engine, with a NACA cowling.


 Kingdom of Italy

Specifications (Ba.39)

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

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2 (3 for the Ba.39S)
  • Length: 7.44 m (24 ft 5 in)
  • Wingspan: 10.41 m (34 ft 2 in)
  • Height: 2.64 m (8 ft 8 in)
  • Wing area: 17.51 m2 (188.5 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 560 kg (1,235 lb)
  • Gross weight: 840 kg (1,852 lb)
  • Max takeoff weight: 935 kg (2,062 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Colombo S.63 6-cyl. inline piston engine, 100 kW (140 hp)


  • Maximum speed: 220 km/h (137 mph, 119 kn)
  • Range: 900 km (560 mi, 490 nmi)
  • Endurance: 3 hr 30min
  • Service ceiling: 6,000 m (19,700 ft)
  • Rate of climb: 3.2 m/s (630 ft/min)
  • Time to altitude: 13,210 ft (4,026 m) in 21 minutes

See also


  1. Thompson, Jonathan W. (1963). Italian Civil and Military aircraft 1930-1945. USA: Aero Publishers Inc. ISBN 0-8168-6500-0.
  • Donald, David, ed. (1997). The Encyclopedia of World Aircraft. Prospero Books. p. 183. ISBN 1-85605-375-X. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  • Sapienza Fracchia, Antonio Luis: "La Contribución Italiana en la Aviación Paraguaya". Author's edition. Asunción, 2007. 300pp.
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