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Alaparma A.M.75 Baldo

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The Alaparma Baldo was a two-seat light monoplane produced in Italy shortly after World War II. Designed by Adriano Mantelli, it featured an egg-shaped fuselage with cabin doors that hinged upwards and to the back. The conventional tailplane with single fin and rudder was carried on twin booms, either side of a pusher engine installation. The undercarriage consisted of a single mainwheel under the fuselage pod, a small tailwheel not far behind it, and outrigger wheels on the wingtips.
 
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AP.65 Baldo
 
Produced 1949-51, approximately 35 were built in two versions: the AM.65 with Walter Mikron engine and AM.75 with Praga D engine.
 
The Italian Air Force operated 10 aircraft until 1951.
 
 
AM.75
Engine: 1 × Praga D, 56 kW (75 hp)
Wingspan: 7.00 m (23 ft 0 in)
Wing area: 8.5 m2 (91 sq ft)
Length: 5.08 m (16 ft 8 in)
Height: 1.45 m (4 ft 9 in)
Empty weight: 280 kg (617 lb)
Gross weight: 490 kg (1,080 lb)
Maximum speed: 217 km/h (135 mph; 117 kn)
Cruising speed: 192 km/h (119 mph; 104 kn) (75% power)
Range: 660 km (410 mi; 356 nmi)
Service ceiling: 4,800 m (15,748 ft)
Time to altitude: 5 min to 1,000 m (3,300 ft)
Crew: 2
 
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Alaparma AP.65 Baldo
 
 
 
 
 


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