The Fiat CMASA A.S.14 was a prototype landplane version of the Fiat-CMASA R.S.14, a long-range maritime strategic of the Regia Aeronautica. The only prototype was built on the first six months of 1943 and the first flown was on 11 August 1943. It was designed as a ground-attack aircraft and it was it was heavily armed with a 37 mm cannon on the nose and some machine gun in various positions.Unfortunately, the plane gave poor results as it was approved with a monstrous delay, so the order for other vehicles was canceled and the plane was shelved.
Armament and propulsion
In terms of armament, the aircraft was very well armed, especially for fighter armament. It was in fact equipped with a 37 mm frontal cannon coupled with 4 12.7 mm Breda-SAFAT machine guns, and had as defensive weapons another 12.7 mm machine gun in the turret and two 7.7 mm lateral ones.
In terms of propulsion, the aircraft was equipped with two Fiat A.74 RC.38 Ciclone engines of 840 CV each, which would have allowed the aircraft to reach a maximum speed of 390 km/h and a ceiling height of 6300 m.
Length: 14.1 m
Wingspan: 19.54 m
Height: 5.63 m
Wing area: m2
Empty weight: 5,470 kg
Gross weight: 8,470 kg
Powerplant: 2x Fiat A.74 R.C.38 Ciclone , 618 kW 840 CV each
Maximum speed: 390 km/h
Range: 2,500 km
Service ceiling: 6,300 m
Guns: 1x Breda 37/54, 5x Breda-SAFAT 12,7 mm and 2x Breda-SAFAT 7,7 mm
Photos and drawnings:
Fiat R.S.14 - Wikipedia
Fiat RS.14 - Wikipedia
FIAT CMASA R.S.14 – Gallinaro
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