Fiat B.R.G. (Bombardiere Rosatelli Gigante)

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Fiat B.R.G. (Bombardiere Rosatelli Gigante)

History.

At the end of the 1920s, the Fiat Aviazione company, which had recently entered the aeronautical sector, thought it could present itself as a possible competitor against the Caproni Air Force for the supply of heavy and super-heavy bomber aircraft to the Regia Aeronautica. Fiat therefore decided to try its hand at designing a heavy bomber aircraft, and the task was entrusted to the designer Celestino Rosatelli, already the company’s chief designer. The plane was called Bombardiere Rosatelli Gigante, precisely to highlight the size of the plane and the name of the designer. After its construction, the only aircraft built flew for the first time on 28 July 1930 and, after a positive evaluation by the Air Ministry, in 1931 it was assigned to the 62nd Squadron SPB, an experimental squadron aimed at testing heavy bombers and super heavy. Unfortunately, over time the idea of ​​very large bombers faded due to the increasing capabilities of fighter units (and also due to Italian air doctrine) until the appearance of very powerful engines in the mid-1940s, but the B.R.G. it was demolished before the advent of these engines due to its age.

Armaments and propulsion.

The plane was defended by 4 7.7 mm Breda-SAFAT machine guns placed in various positions (one even placed in a position quite difficult to reach). Furthermore, the aircraft could load up to 2,000 kg of bombs.
Speaking of engines, the plane was powered by two Fiat A.24 engines (700 hp of power) and one Fiat A.24R (720 hp of power) which could push the plane up to a maximum speed of 240 km/h .

Specifications.

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Crew: 5
Length: 17.60 m
Wingspan: 30m
Height: 5.80 m
Wing area: 139.15 m2
Maximum weight: 12,000 kg
Engines: 1 × Fiat A.24 R 12-cylinder vee piston (720 hp) and 2 × Fiat A.24 12-cylinder vee piston, 522 kW (700 hp)
Maximum speed: 240 km/h
Endurance: 12 hours 0 minutes
Service ceiling: 4,800 m
Armament: 4 × Breda-SAFAT 7.7 mm machine guns
Bombs: up to 2,000 kg

Pictures and drawnings.

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Sources.

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FIAT BRG
Fiat BRG Airplane Videos and Airplane Pictures
https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiat_B.R.G.
Fiat BRG - Wikipedia

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+1 strange ugly dukling! It’s kinda cute!

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+1, but I am fairly confident this was already passed to the devs.

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Well, with the change of forum Gaijin asked to redo the suggestions so why give up an opportunity like that.

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+1 for 1.0 br and more fun

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+1
Love those old interwar bombers.
Caproni Ca.90, Breda C.C.20 and Piaggio P.16, in the specific italian case.

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+1 cute

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