Breda Ba.19

The Breda Ba.19 was an Italian single-seat aerobatic biplane aircraft developed as an air force trainer in 1928.

Ba.19
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Role Military aerobatic trainer
Manufacturer Breda
Designer Cesare Pallavicino
First flight 1928
Introduction 1931
Primary user Regia Aeronautica
Number built 42
A Ba.19 under the wing of the Breda CC.20 heavy bomber prototype.

Design and developmentEdit

The Breda Ba.19 was a single-bay, unequal-span, unstaggered biplane of conventional configuration which seated its pilot in an open cockpit. A few Ba.19s were produced as two-seaters with a second open cockpit in tandem with the first.

Operational historyEdit

The Ba.19s were used throughout the 1930s for display flights by the Squadriglia di Alta Acrobazia Aerea, performing formation aerobatics.

 
The sole surviving Breda Ba.19, at the Caproni Museum, Trento, Italy.

OperatorsEdit

  Kingdom of Italy

SpecificationsEdit

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1, pilot
  • Length: 6.60 m (21 ft 8 in)
  • Wingspan: 9.00 m (29 ft 6 in)
  • Height: 2.20 m (7 ft 3 in)
  • Wing area: 25.0 m2 (269 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 735 kg (1,620 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Alfa Romeo licence-built Armstrong Siddeley Lynx radial , 149 kW (200 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 210 km/h (131 mph, 114 kn)
  • Range: 840 km (522 mi, 454 nmi)
  • Service ceiling: 7,000 m (22,960 ft) [1]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

Notes
  1. ^ Angelucci 1983, p. 124.
Bibliography
  • Angelucci, Enzo. The Rand McNally Encyclopedia of Military Aircraft, 1914–1980. San Diego, California: The Military Press, 1983. ISBN 0-517-41021-4.
  • Taylor, Michael J. H. Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions, 1989, p. 195.

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