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Breda / Pittoni BP.471
As part of its efforts to get back into aircraft manufacturing following the war, Breda commissioned Mario Pittoni to develop a twin-engine medium transport designated the Breda-Pittoni B.P.471.
The prototype first flew in 1950.
It was an all metal twin-engine monoplane of stressed skin construction.
It had a retractable tricycle undercarriage and wings were of an inverted gull configuration, this allowed the main landing gear to be short and light.
The cabin had room for 18-passengers or freight.
The company proposed many uses for the aircraft including a civil airliner and freighter, military navigation trainer or utility freighter.
With no interest from buyers the prototype was operated by the Italian Air Ministry as a staff transport.
17.5 m (57 ft 5 in)
23.0 m (75 ft 6 in)
5.75 m (18 ft 10 in)
10,000 kg (22,046 lb)
2 × Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92 Twin Wasp 14-cylinder air-cooled radial engine,
890 kW (1,200 hp) each (take off power),
780 kW (1,050 hp) at 2,300 m (7,500 ft)
473 km/h (294 mph, 255 kn)
412 km/h (256 mph, 222 kn)
2,000 km (1,200 mi, 1,100 nmi) at 395 km/h (245 mph; 213 kn)
7,500 m (24,600 ft)
Time to altitude
9 min 39 sec to 4,000 m (13,100 ft).
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