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Italy's Piaggio P.32 bomber

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Piaggio P.32 bis bomber:
Italy's Piaggio P.32 bis bomber
Aeronautics Aircraft Spotters' Handbook

Piaggio P.32 bis bomber:
Italy's Piaggio P.32 bis bomber
Aeronautics Aircraft Spotters' Handbook

Design

The Piaggio P.32 bis was of all wood construction.1

The bombs were carried in a bomb bay.1

Specifications

  Piaggio P.32 bis
Type Bomber1
Crew  
Passengers  
Engine (Type) 2: Piaggio P.XI RC401
Cylinders  
HP 1,000 each1
Cooling  
Propeller blades  
Dimensions  
Span 59'1
Length 52' 6"1
Height 15' 5"1
Wing area  
Weight  
Empty  
Loaded 20,350 lb1
Performance  
Speed 265 mph1
Cruising speed  
Climb  
Service ceiling  
Range 1,550 miles1
Armament  
Turret nose 1: MG1
Turret dorsal 1: MG1
Turret ventral 1: MG1
Bombs 3,500 lb1

Sources:

  1. Aeronautics Aircraft Spotters' Handbook, Ensign L. C. Guthman, 1943
20th Century American Military History Crucial Site