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Italy's Meridionali Ro. 44 fighter, floatplane

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Meridionali Ro. 44 floatplane:
Italy's Meridionali Ro. 44 floatplane
Aeronautics Aircraft Spotters' Handbook

Meridionali Ro. 44 floatplane:
Italy's Meridionali Ro. 44 floatplane
Aeronautics Aircraft Spotters' Handbook

Design

The Meridionali Ro. 44 is a single seat version of the Ro. 43.

Specifications

  Meridionali Ro. 44
Type Fighter, Floatplane
Crew  
Engine (Type) 1: Piaggio P.XII
Cylinders Radial
Cooling Air
HP 700
Propeller blades 3
Dimensions  
Span 37' 11"
Length 31' 11"
Height 11' 6"
Wing area  
Weight  
Empty  
Loaded 4,800 lb
Performance  
Speed 195 mph
Cruising speed  
Climb  
Service ceiling  
Range 745 miles
Armament  
Nose 2: MG

Sources:

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