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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.

The bombs were carried in a bomb bay.

Specifications

  Piaggio P.32 bis
Type Bomber
Crew  
Passengers  
Engine (Type) 2: Piaggio P.XI RC40
Cylinders  
HP 1,000 each
Cooling  
Propeller blades  
Dimensions  
Span 59'
Length 52' 6"
Height 15' 5"
Wing area  
Weight  
Empty  
Loaded 20,350 lb
Performance  
Speed 265 mph
Cruising speed  
Climb  
Service ceiling  
Range 1,550 miles
Armament  
Turret nose 1: MG
Turret dorsal 1: MG
Turret ventral 1: MG
Bombs 3,500 lb

Sources:

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