The Meridionali Ro.57 was designed in 1938/1939 by Engineer Giovanni Galasso but it took until 1942 before it went into production. By this time it was outclassed by the Allied fighters that went up against it.
The Ro.57 was a low wing, two engine fighter.
The wings were made of wood and the steel tube fuselage was duralumin covered.
Initially the tail wheel was retractable in the early prototypes but it was later replaced by a faired fixed one.