Breda Ba.65 A.80.

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Breda Ba.65 A.80.

History.

The Breda Ba.65 “Nibbio” was a low-wing single-engine assault monoplane produced by the Italian company Società Italiana Ernesto Breda during the second half of the 1930s. The aircraft was designed to replace the previous Breda Ba.64. The new aircraft, called Ba.65, maintained the same general characteristics of its predecessor, even if it differed in its armament and engine, as well as in other minor details. The prototype was powered by an Isotta Fraschini K.14 engine, a licensed version of a French engine, and first flew in September 1935. The aircraft made a good impression on the inspectors, and a batch of 81 was ordered specimens. Starting from the 82nd example, the planes were equipped with a 1,000 hp Fiat A.80 RC.41 engine, which was much more powerful than the I.F. K.14 but which on the other hand was less reliable than the Isotta Fraschini engine. Several of these examples were used during the Spanish Civil War, and made a good impression on bomber pilots, while fighter pilots were disappointed with the aircraft. Probably due to this the plane remained quite “hidden” behind other more or less efficient planes, but despite this it was reused at the outbreak of the Second World War.

Armaments and propulsion.

The aircraft was armed with a powerful offensive armament, consisting of 2 12.7 mm Breda-SAFAT machine guns and 2 7.7 mm Breda-SAFAT machine guns. Furthermore, the drop armament remained the same as a classic Ba.65.
The plane was powered by an 18-cylinder Fiat A.80 RC.41 “Nembo” engine with 1,000 hp, the same engines as the Fiat B.R.20. This engine allowed a higher speed at the expense of its performance.

Specifications.

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Length: 9.889m
Wingspan: 11.9 m
Wing surface area: 23.50 m²
Maximum height: 3.95 m
Maximum weight: 4 tons
Maximum speed: 433 km/h
Engine: 1x Isotta-Fraschini K.14C
Armament: 2x 12.7 mm Breda-SAFAT, 2x 7.7 mm Breda-SAFAT and up to 400 kg of bombs

Pictures and drawnings.

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Sources.

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Breda Ba.65 - Wikipedia
Breda Ba.65 - Wikipedia
SI VIS PACEM, PARA BELLUM: Il Breda Ba.65 Nibbio era un monoplano monomotore d'assalto ad ala bassa prodotto dall'azienda italiana Società Italiana Ernesto Breda
Breda Ba.65 - Coletti's Combat Aircraft


Breda Ba.65 | Plane-Encyclopedia
Breda Ba 65 - Aeronautica Militare
Breda Ba.65 K-14: Looking the part. | Aviation Rapture
Breda Ba.65 [Bombardero en Picado] - La Segunda Guerra Mundial
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Breda Ba.65 Fighter-Bomber Aircraft - Comando Supremo
STORMO! RCR 1/48 Breda Ba.65 A80 by Luca Bossi
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Are you making a suggestion for every Ba.65 variant?

I Hope he is

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He is indeed.

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Yes I am.There is only 2 left (unsure about one).

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+1, go on I’m waiting for the others!

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Just two more (unsure about one btw.).

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Prototype of Ba.65 A.80 fitted in factory
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I can send you article(Italian) about Ba.65 A.80 that I found

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Why not. I’m also italian so no problem.

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I’m not, but found one

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Thanks man.

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Also this one, but for other version

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Thanks part 2.

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Breda Ba65 A.80 with airbrakes derived by the stukas, (experimental i believe).
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Only for italians :)

Where you find this pic? I was searching for days.

@blazejpolito sent me it: AeroFan 11983(2)

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Thanks bot of you.

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There was also one with Ba.201 airbakes mounted for testing

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@sinox96

This is my next destination

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