Aeronautica Lombarda AL.12P

The Aeronautica Lombarda AL.12P was a transport and assault glider made by the Italian company Aeronautica Lombarda in 1942 and remained at the prototype stage.

The AL.12P was a two-seat monoplane transport and assault glider.

The high mounted wing was mono-spar, with variable thickness and strong elongation.

The fuselage had a wooden shell structure, with the sole exception of the front part strengthened by a trellis of steel tubes, and plywood cladding.

Later it ended in a traditional single drift empennage characterized by cantilevered horizontal planes, monolongherone, covered in plywood.

The landing gear had the main legs equipped with oleoelastic shock absorbers and adjustable tailwheel.

For the assault version there was a landing pad in the ventral position.

The cargo compartment could hold 14 equipped men, or 1 200 kg of goods, and had a hatch on both sides to facilitate exit operations.  

The front section of the fuselage could rotate completely on two hinges, opening on the right side.

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