Piaggio P50 I

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Description: The Piaggio P50 I was an Italian four engine that was made before the ww2 . The project started back in 1935. It was based on a previous prototype, the Piaggio P23M. It was designed by the Italian engineer Giovanni Pegna as a high-wing monoplane powered by four tandem engines, two in the front and two in the back . After the first prototype (serial number MM369) flew for the first time on November 16, 1937, the Regia Aereonautica asked for a total of 12 P50, but some months later the program was already cancelled. A second prototype of the P50 I was made (serial number MM370), but this one was made only with metal (the first one was made only with wood). It flew for the first time in 1938. Boht units were abandoned, and they never saw service in the Second World War. Talking about it’s performance, it was powered by four Isotta Fraschini XI.RC V12s with 730 hp each. The defensive department was composed of three 12.7 mm Breda Safat machineguns, one in the front and the other two in the back.

Why it should be in the game: It could be an interesting low tier bomber similar to the french f222

Specifications

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Length: 19.81 m (65 ft 0 in)
Wingspan: 25,794 m (84 ft 7+ 1⁄2 in)
Height: 4.75 m (15 ft 7 in)
Wing Area: 100.00 m2 (1,076.4 square feet)
Curb weight: 12,973 kg (28,600 lb)
Gross weight: 19,958 kg (44,000 lbs)
Powerplant: 4 × Isotta-Fraschini Asso XI.RC liquid-cooled V12 engine, 540 kW (730 hp) each.
Performance:
Maximum speed: 430 km/h (270 mph, 230 kn)
Range: 2,998 km (1,863 mi, 1,619 nmi)
Climb time: 22 minutes to 4,000 m (13,120 ft)

Weapons

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Machineguns:
3x 12.7 mm Breda safat machinegun
Bombs:
Up to 2500 kg of bombs

Sources

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AvioBlog - 1935: Il Piaggio P.50 era un prototipo di bombardiere pesante quadrimotore ad ala alta
Piaggio P.50 - Wikipedia
Piaggio P.50-I
Уголок неба ¦ Piaggio P.50
Welcome To the Regia Aeronautica Italiana Resource Center - A Warbirds Resource Group Site

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+1 yes to all piaggio bombers !

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This one, the Idrogigante, the P.16 and the Sm 95b militarized variant must be added to boost the bomber line.
+1.

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Yes, but unfortunately the SM.95B hadn’t defensive armament

At first i was confused, you definetly wrote “four engines”, but i only saw two. It wasn’t until i saw the pictures that i realized the two extra engines were mounted behind the wing, how absolutely awesome! I’m a sucker for wierd aircraft, i love WW2 bombers, i really like italian aircraft, I WANT THIS! +1 all the way!

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