Piaggio P.10

The Piaggio P.10 was a 1930s Italian three-seat reconnaissance biplane floatplane produced by Piaggio.[1]

Piaggio P.10
Role Reconnaissance biplane floatplane
National origin Italy
Manufacturer Piaggio
First flight 1932

Design and development

The P.10 was a single-bay biplane which was designed to be catapult launched from Italian Navy battleships and cruisers. It had a single main float supplemented by small floats, one on each wingtip.[1] The P.10 was powered by a 440 hp (328 kW) licence-built Bristol Jupiter VI radial engine.[1] The aircraft had three open cockpits, one forward of the wings for the pilot, further aft was a cockpit for a gunner, just in front of the tailplane was the third cockpit for the observer.[1] A landplane variant, the P.10bis, had a fixed landing gear.[1]

Specifications (P.10)

Data from [1]The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft

General characteristics

  • Crew: 3 (pilot, gunner and observer)
  • Length: 10.27 m ( ft in)
  • Wingspan: 13.80 m (45 ft 3¼ in)
  • Height: 4.27 m ( ft in)
  • Wing area: 46.45 m2 ( ft2)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Bristol Jupiter IV radial engine, licence built by Piaggio., 328 kW (440 hp)


  • Maximum speed: 195 km/h (121 mph)


  • One 7.62mm (0.3in) machine gun, ring mounted on gunners cockpit.

See also

Related lists



  1. Orbis 1985, p. 2712


  • The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985). Orbis Publishing.
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