The Meridionali Ro.41 was similar to the FIAT CR.40 and CR.41 and first appeared in 1935.
The Piaggio P.VII C.45 (390 HP) was greatly underpowered and limited the performance of the Ro.41.
The frame of the wing was constructed of duralumin and wood and covered with wood and fabric.
The fuselage had a welded steel tubing frame with fabric and duralumin covering.
The landing gear was fixed with spats over the wheels.