Reggiane Re.2002

Specifications

1st Flight 1940

Crew: 1

Length: 8.16 m (26 ft 9 in)

Wingspan: 11.0 m (36 ft 1 in)

Height: 3.15 m (10 ft 4 in)

Wing area: 20.4 m2 (220 sq ft)

Airfoil: N-38

Empty weight: 2,390 kg (5,269 lb)

Max takeoff weight: 3,240 kg (7,143 lb)

Powerplant: 1 × Piaggio P.XIX R.C.45 Turbine 14-cylinder air-cooled supercharged radial piston engine, 876 kW (1,175 hp)

Propellers: 3-bladed Piaggio constant-speed propeller

Performance

Maximum speed: 530 km/h (330 mph, 290 kn) at 5,500 m (18,000 ft)

Cruise speed: 400 km/h (250 mph, 220 kn) at 4,500 m (14,800 ft)

Stall speed: 120 km/h (75 mph, 65 kn) (flaps down)

Range: 1,100 km (680 mi, 590 nmi) at 6,000 m (20,000 ft) and 417 km/h (259 mph; 225 kn)

Service ceiling: 11,000 m (36,000 ft)

Time to altitude: 8 min 48 s to 6,000 m (20,000 ft)

Armament

Guns:

2x 12.7 mm Breda-SAFAT machine guns

2x 7.7 mm Breda-SAFAT machine guns

Bombs:

650 kg (1,430 lb) on three hard points

Variants

There were some improvement studies, e.g. Re.2002 with Re.2005 wings, 18 examples of a dive bomber version were also made, one prototype was fitted with a Daimler-Benz DB 601 engine, and there was also a torpedo bomber prototype.

The Reggiane Re.2003 reconnaissance aircraft was derived from the Re.2002.

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