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.

Specifications

Crew

2

Capacity

18 passengers

Length

17.5 m (57 ft 5 in)

Wingspan

23.0 m (75 ft 6 in)

Height

5.75 m (18 ft 10 in)

Gross weight

10,000 kg (22,046 lb)

Powerplant

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)

Performance

Maximum speed

473 km/h (294 mph, 255 kn)

Cruise speed

412 km/h (256 mph, 222 kn)

Range

2,000 km (1,200 mi, 1,100 nmi) at 395 km/h (245 mph; 213 kn)

Service ceiling

7,500 m (24,600 ft)

Time to altitude

9 min 39 sec to 4,000 m (13,100 ft).

 

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