Alaparma AM.65 / AM.75

1st Flight 1948

Military Users- Italian Air Force

Baldo

The Alaparma Baldo was an unusual two-seat light monoplane produced in Italy shortly after World War II.

Designed by Adriano Mantelli, it featured an egg-shaped fuselage with cabin doors that hinged upwards and to the back.

Baldo

The conventional tail plane with single fin and rudder was carried on twin booms, either side of a pusher engine installation.

The undercarriage consisted of a single main wheel under the fuselage pod, a small tail wheel not far behind it, and outrigger wheels on the wingtips.

Baldo

Specifications-

Crew: 2

Length: 5.08 m (16 ft 8 in)

Wingspan: 7.00 m (23 ft 0 in)

Height: 1.45 m (4 ft 9 in)

Wing area: 8.5 m2 (91 sq ft)

Empty weight: 280 kg (617 lb)

Gross weight: 490 kg (1,080 lb)

Baldo

Power plant: 1 × Praga D 4-cylinder horizontally-opposed piston engine, 56 kW (75 hp)

Performance

Maximum speed: 217 km/h (135 mph, 117 kn)

Cruise speed: 192 km/h (119 mph, 104 kn) (75% power)

Range: 660 km (410 mi, 360 nmi)

Service ceiling: 4,800 m (15,700 ft)

Time to altitude: 5 min to 1,000 m (3,300 ft)

Baldo

Credits-

Jane’s Encyclopedia of Aviation-Michael J. H Taylor.

The Alaparma AP-65 Baldo & AP-75 Baldo Flight Manual.

Wikipedia.

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