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Romano Ro 110


Designed for an October 1934 specification calling for a three-seat fighter to serve as an aerial command post for single-seat fighters, the R-110 was flown for the first time on 30 March 1938.

Of mixed construction, with plywood-covered wooden wings and a welded steeltube fuselage, the R-110 was powered by two 450hp Renault 12 Ro 2/3 12-cylinder air-cooled engines. Armament was two fixed 20mm cannon and a single 7.5mm machine gun on a flexible mount in the aft cockpit.

The R-110 was unusual in that the pilot and aircraft commander were seated behind separate vertically staggered stepped windscreens. The competing Potez 630 had appeared in production form before the R-110 prototype entered flight test and further development of the latter was discontinued.

Max take-off weight: 3300 kg / 7275 lb
Empty weight: 2165 kg / 4773 lb
Wingspan: 12.80 m / 42 ft 0 in
Length: 9.66 m / 32 ft 8 in
Height: 3.37 m / 11 ft 1 in
Wing area: 24.00 sq.m / 258.33 sq ft
Max. speed: 470 km/h / 292 mph
Range: 1280 km / 795 miles


Romano R-110



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