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Fiat G.46
 
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The Fiat G.46 was developed by Giuseppe Gabrielli as a military trainer in Italy shortly after World War II, the all metal G.46 was a conventional, low-wing monoplane with tailwheel undercarriage, the main units of which retracted inwards. The pilot and instructor sat in tandem under a long canopy hinging to the right.
 
The first prototype G.46 1, powered by a 205 hp (153 kW) Alfa Romeo 115-Ibis engine driving a two blade constant speed propeller, made its maiden flight on 25 June 1947.
 
Testing revealed excellent flying characteristics and suitability for aerobatics, and the type was ordered into production.
 
Fiat-G46-02
 
Production versions were the G.46 2 with a 205 hp de Havilland Gipsy Six or 250 hp Gipsy Queen 30, and the 3, 4 and 5 with 225 hp Alfa 115ter.
 
223 were built: The Italian Air Force operated 141 Fiat G.46 from 1949 until 1960; the Argentine Air Force operated 70 Fiat G.46; the Syrian Air Force operated 12 G-46Bs; and the Austrian Air Force operated five former Italian Air Force G-46Bs.
 
 Fiat-G46-03
Austrian Fiat G.46
 
 
Variants:
 
G.46-1B
two-seater with Alfa Romeo 115bis engine, one prototype and initial production of 25 for the Italian Air Force.
 
G.46-2B
two-seater with de Havilland Gipsy Queen engine for the Argentine Air Force, 70 built with an additional 12 for the Syrian Air Force.
 
G.46-3B
two-seater with Alfa Romeo 115ter engine for the Italian Air Force, 25 built.
 
G.46-4B
two-seater with Alfa Romeo 115ter engine for the Italian Air Force, 55 built.
 
G.46-5B
two-seat navigation trainer (prototype only)
 
G.46-4A
single-seater with Alfa Romeo 115ter engine for the Italian Air Force, 35 built.
 
Specifications :
 
G.46 2
Maximum speed: 325 km/h (200 mph)
Gross weight: 1430 kg (3150 lb)
 
G.46-4B
Engine1 × Alfa Romeo 115-1ter, 168 kW (225 hp) 
Length: 8.48 m (27 ft 10 in)
Wingspan: 10.40 m (34 ft 1¼ in)
Height: 2.40 m (7 ft 10 in)
Wing area: 16 m2 (173 ft2)
Empty weight: 1,110 kg (2,442 lb)
Gross weight: 1,410 kg (3,102 lb)
Maximum speed: 311 km/h (194 mph)
Cruising speed: 263 km/h (164 mph)
Range: 900 km (560 miles)
Service ceiling: 5,300 m (17,400 ft)
Rate of climb: 5.8 m/s (1,150 ft/min)
Crew: 2, pilot and instructor

 

 

 

 

 

 


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