The first true jet aircraft built in Italy (discounting the piston- engined Caproni-Campini N.1) was the prototype Fiat G.80, flown on a 1360-kg (3000-lb) thrust D.H. Goblin turbojet on December 10, 1951. After exhaustive flight development a batch of ten G.80-3B fighter/trainers were built in 1954 and delivered to the Aeronautica Militare Italiana. By this time the same basic tandem-seat or single-seat design had been developed into the G.82, with modified inlets feeding a fuselage plenum-bay housing a Rolls-Royce Nene RN.6-21 rated at 2450-kg (5400-1b) thrust. The basic Italian production version was the tandem-seat G.82-1B with two 12.7-mm (0.5-in) Breda-SAFAT machine-guns in the nose, and wing racks for two 113-kg (250-1b) bombs or eight 127-mm (5-in) rockets.
Span: (over tip tanks) 11.6 m (38 ft)
Length: 12.95 m (42 ft 6 in)
Gross weight:6114 kg (13 480 lb)
Maximum speed: 930 km/h (580 mph)