Piaggio P133: The last of his kind

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Description: The Piaggio P133 was the last Italian heavy bomber ever made. It’s story begun in the 29 january 1943 when the Regia Aereonutica ordered other 24 Piaggio P108 heavy bomber units. But those were not normal P108, they were a new model called P108 Bis. This new model featured better engines with a total of 4 P.X RC60 with a total of 1700 hp. The armament was also upgraded featuring a total of 6 20 mm cannons and 4 12.7 mm machinegun. Thanks to all this differences the new project was named P133. The first oreder was composed by 24 units but it was later reduced to 6 units. The first of june of the 1943 the Major State approved the forniture of the needed resources for the 6 Piaggio P133. The construction of the first prototype, the MM26248 was around the 90% when the armisitice of the 8 september arrived. The prototype was hiddedn in a gallery for save it from the allies bomber. There are two theory about it’s fate. One it’s that it was scrapped in the gallery, the other is that it was moved to another cave in the Dolomiti mountains and it remained here.

Why it should be in the game: This is the last Italian heavy bomber ever made, it will help a lot the line that was abandoned after it’s creation.

Specifications:

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Engines: 4 Piaggio P. XV. RC.60 with 18 double star cylinders, 1,700 hp at take-off and 1,520 continuous, 4 Piaggio P XXII 1700 HP radial engines, another DB-605 in the fuselage connected to two centrifugal compressors, one that powered the 4 Piaggios and one for pressurization of the passenger compartment; P.1002 Piaggio three-blade metal propellers, 17,000 l of fuel;
Wingspan: 36m
length: 24.6 m
height: 4.4m
wing area: 160 m2
Weights: min 17,500 kg, max 38,000 kg
Performance: 490km/h at 6,600m, cruise 400km/h at 7,000m,
climb rate: 6,000m in 31 minutes
range: 3,200 km
Maximum speed: 490km/h
Autonomy: 5,100 km

Armaments

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Bomb load: 4,800 kg; 10 Italian conventional bombs of 500 kg.
Armament: 4 x 12.7 and 6 x 20 mm (2 dorsal, 2 lateral, 1 tail, 1 ventral and 4 forward turrets); 5-6 Mg-151 or 12.7 mm SAFAT in remotely operated Breda turrets.

Sources

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AvioBlog - Il Piaggio P-133: il progetto di un bombardiere strategico della Regia Aeronautica del 1942
Ali D’Italia n°15
SI VIS PACEM, PARA BELLUM: Il Piaggio P-133: il progetto di un bombardiere strategico della Regia Aeronautica del 1942
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I want this plane with all my soul, my heart and my silver lions.

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Would be lovely to continue the bomber line
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+1 Italy needs it

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I think it would be a good addition to the Italian tree, as well as having historical importance for the country being the last of its kind.

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MASSIVE UPTATE!
Big thanks to @ImportantSimone5 for finding the First photo of the prototype!

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+1

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Feels like we absolutely HAVE to have this in the game. TECH TREE ONLY!

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+1 One of the few unfinished aircraft that I’d like to have in the game, together with the Japanese Ki-91.

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Where did you find this?

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http://www.wwiiaircraftperformance.org/Italy/Caratteristiche_velivoli_italiani.pdf

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A ton of thanks.

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+1 i would love to play it ! we need this kind of italian bombers !

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+1 Italy desperately needs bombers, especially after the mediocre P.108B!

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With a 300+ MPH top speed, and all those defensive guns, this could really be a 5.0 Italian heavy bomber

Especially with that THICCC bomb load

Plz gaijin, plz

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Suggestion passed to the developers for consideration.

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