Breda-Pittoni BP.471

1st Flight 1950

Military Users- Italian Air Force

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.

Breda-Pittoni BP.471

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.

Breda-Pittoni BP.471

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)

Breda-Pittoni BP.471

Power plant: 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)

Breda-Pittoni BP.471

Credits-

The Gianni Caproni Museum of Aeronautics

Italian Aircraft of World War II-Nico Sgarlato

Regia Auronautica, a Pictorial History of the Italian Air Force. Vol. 1: 1940–1943- Christopher Shores.

Wikipedia

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