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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. 43.1

Specifications

  Meridionali Ro. 44
Type Fighter1, Floatplane1
Crew  
Engine (Type) 1: Piaggio P.XII1
Cylinders Radial1
Cooling Air1
HP 7001
Propeller blades 31
Dimensions  
Span 37' 11"1
Length 31' 11"1
Height 11' 6"1
Wing area  
Weight  
Empty  
Loaded 4,800 lb1
Performance  
Speed 195 mph1
Cruising speed  
Climb  
Service ceiling  
Range 745 miles1
Armament  
Nose 2: MG1

Sources:

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