Breda A.13 / A.14

1st Flight 1928

Military Users – Prototype Only.

The Breda A.14 was a prototype three-engined biplane, designed by Società Italiana Ernesto Breda as a night bomber in 1928.

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The aircraft was proposed to the Regia Aeronautica, but failed assessments, and was abandoned.

The aircraft was designed to solve the flight problems experienced on the A.8.

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The A.14 was tested in 1928, powered by three 340 kW (450 hp) Alfa Romeo Jupiter engines.

Although performance was improved, the Regia Aeronautica decided not to accept the A.14.

To make up for the costs, it was suggested that a demilitarized version be sold to civilians, but a lack of civilian interest resulted in the abandonment of the project.

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Specifications-

Crew: 5-6

Capacity: 2,600 kg (5,700 lb)

Length: 15.7 m (51 ft 6 in)

Wingspan: 23.06 m (75 ft 8 in)

Height: 5.7 m (18 ft 8 in)

Wing area: 148 m2 (1,590 sq ft)

Empty weight: 3,900 kg (8,598 lb)

Gross weight: 6,500 kg (14,330 lb)

Power plant: 3 × Alfa Romeo Jupiter piston radial engine, 340 kW (450 hp) each

Propellers: 2-bladed fixed pitch wooden propellers

Performance

Maximum speed: 190 km/h (120 mph, 100 kn)

Stall speed: 80 km/h (50 mph, 43 kn)

Endurance: 6h 30min

Service ceiling: 5,000 m (16,000 ft)

Wing loading: 44 kg/m2 (9.0 lb/sq ft)

Power/mass: 0.1404 kW/kg (0.0854 hp/lb)

Armament

Guns: 3x 7.7 mm (0.30 in) Lewis machine-guns

Bombs: 800 kg (1,800 lb) of bombs

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Credits-

The Gianni Caproni Museum of Aeronautics

Wikipedia

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