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The AVIS C.4 was a 1940s Italian liaison aircraft designed by Ugo Abate and built by Avio Industrie Stabiensi (AVIS).
In 1935 the AVIS company was sold to the Caproni Group; this was the first aircraft Caproni/Avis designed and built together.
The Italian Air Force required a liaison aircraft with a similar role to the Fieseler Fi 156, this was to be the first contender.
First flown in June 1940 the low wing monoplane was in competition with the IMAM Ro.63 and Caproni GDL.
The results of test flights were not satisfactory and only one C.4 was built of the six originally ordered.
8.7 m (28 ft 7 in)
13.96 m (45 ft 10 in)
3 m (9 ft 10 in)
(300 sq ft)
826 kg (1,821 lb)
Max take-off weight
1,329 kg (2,930 lb)
1 × Hirth HM.508D,
8 cylinder air-cooled inverted V piston engine,
210 kW (280 hp)
240 km/h (150 mph, 130 kn)
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