FIAT G. 46. A photo. Characteristics.
A type: Single-engine training aircraft
Crew: Two pilots are arranged one behind the other
It was designed by the same team that created all successful fighters of the company FIAT previous decade. G.46 was built as a temporary training aircraft for the Italian Air Force after the war. The first batch of 1 series aircraft entered Italian Air Force flight school in the year 1949, which soon proved to be an ideal "stepping stone" for novice pilots who have recently completed a course on the plane 1-5 "Sentinel" Company "Stinson" (which was then the main teaching Italian Air Force training aircraft) and were going to transfer to the aircraft T-used "Texan" and G.55 Fiat company.
Fly away in this role for nearly a decade planes G.46 considered unnecessary after the Italian Air Force have grown to "jet age" and revised their curricula - now pilots began their training at T b "Texan" and immediately transplanted Plane T- 33, leaving the Italian Air Force is now unnecessary G.46 planes (and L-5). more 150 these training aircraft, and some of them remained in operation the Italian Air Force in connection parts and for maintaining the current form of the officers had been built for the Air Force. Nevertheless, the bulk of these aircraft after "demilitarization" was transferred to the flying clubs all over Italy, and from these planes came 22 surviving instance G.46. Five of them remain in the airworthiness status: two in Italy, two in the United States and one in Belgium.
In addition to the Italian Air Force 11 these aircraft (equipped with engines "Gypsy Queen" 30 company "De Havilland") the FIAT company ordered the Air Force to Syria, 70 aircraft (also equipped with engines "Gypsy Queen") operates Argentina and five aircraft - Air Force Austria, bringing the total number of G.46 aircraft to 223 copies.
- Length: 8,47 m
- Wingspan: 10,3 m
- Height: 2,37 m
- BLANK: 1107 kg
- Maximum take-off: 1407 kg
Aircraft performance characteristics:
- Maximum speed: 315 km / h
- Range: 917 km
Power point: company lister"Alpha"
Power: 225 l. from. (167 kW)
Date of first flight:
- 25 February 1948 year
The surviving airworthymodifications: G.46-3A / -3B and -4A
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