|First flight||25 June 1947|
|Primary user||Aeronautica Militare|
Design and development
The G.46 was a conventional, low-wing monoplane with tailwheel undercarriage, the main units of which retracted inwards. The pilot and instructor sat in tandem under a long canopy. The first prototype, powered by a 205 hp (153 kW) Alfa Romeo 115-Ibis engine, made its maiden flight on 25 June 1947.
Testing revealed excellent flying characteristics and suitability for aerobatics, and the type was ordered into production.
- two-seater with Alfa Romeo 115bis engine, one prototype and initial production of 25 for the Italian Air Force.
- two-seater with de Havilland Gipsy Queen engine for the Argentine Air Force, 70 built with an additional 12 for the Syrian Air Force.
- two-seater with Alfa Romeo 115ter engine for the Italian Air Force, 25 built.
- two-seater with Alfa Romeo 115ter engine for the Italian Air Force, 55 built.
- two-seat navigation trainer (prototype only)
- single-seater with Alfa Romeo 115ter engine for the Italian Air Force, 35 built.
- Argentine Air Force operated 70 Fiat G.46
- Austrian Air Force operated five former Italian Air Force G-46Bs.
- Italian Air Force operated 141 Fiat G.46 from 1949 until 1960
- Syrian Air Force operated 12 G-46Bs
- An ex-Argentine Air Force aircraft is displayed at the Museo Nacional de Aeronautica de Argentina.
- An ex-Argentine Air Force aircraft is displayed at the Plaza de los Aviadores (Aviators Square) in Ciudad Jardin Lomas del Palomar, Buenos Aires.
- A flightworthy G-46-3B which has been converted to a single-seat aircraft is on display at the Frasca Air Museum in Champagne, Illinois. The aircraft was originally in the service of the Italian air force.
- A G-46-3B is currently on display and undergoing restoration to airworthy at the Military Aviation Museum in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
- Crew: 2
- Length: 8.48 m (27 ft 10 in)
- Wingspan: 10.40 m (34 ft 1 in)
- Height: 2.40 m (7 ft 10 in)
- Wing area: 16.0 m2 (172 sq ft)
- Empty weight: 1,110 kg (2,447 lb)
- Gross weight: 1,410 kg (3,109 lb)
- Fuel capacity: 160 L (42 US gal; 35 imp gal)
- Powerplant: 1 × Alfa Romeo 115-1ter air-cooled 6-cylinder inline engine, 168 kW (225 hp)
- Maximum speed: 311 km/h (193 mph, 168 kn)
- Cruise speed: 263 km/h (163 mph, 142 kn) (80% power)
- Range: 900 km (560 mi, 490 nmi)
- Service ceiling: 5,300 m (17,400 ft)
- Rate of climb: 1.8 m/s (350 ft/min)
- Time to altitude:
- 7 min 23 s to 2,000 m (6,600 ft)
- 20 min 7 s to 4,000 m (13,000 ft)
- Aerei Italiani
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