FIAT G.59. Photo. Characteristics.
A type: Single-engine fighter
Crew: One pilot
The last of the fighter aircraft G.59 company FIAT was established due to lack of rest after the war, the DB engine 603A company "Daimler-Benz» (RA 1050 RC 58 «Typhon» (Tifone) company FIAT) for the remaining airframe G.55A. Later, the aircraft was modified, allowing it to be used in-line engine Merlin T.24-2 of "Rolls-Royce". The first converted aircraft G.55B (double training modification of single-seat fighter) flying in the early 1948 years under the designation G.59BM («M» means the engine "Merlin"). Egypt initially showed interest in buying aircraft 20 G.55AM / BM, but after the suspension of military operations against Israel has decided not to buy them.
Nevertheless ten G.55A existing aircraft were converted to the modification AM for the Italian Air Force (AMI), which gave the "new" aircraft designation G.59-1A and used them as fighters and training aircraft. Then, in 1950 year for service in Italy has been constructed 15 aircraft G.59-1A and double -1V aircraft, followed 20 fully armed aircraft G.59-2 (modification -1A / B had no weapons in connection with their teaching -trenirovochnoy role). Twenty-six of the last modification of aircraft were delivered to the Syrian Air Force, at the same time an aircraft modification -2A was sent for evaluation in Argentina.
The last production version was trainer aircraft G.59-4A / B again to the Italian Air Force, who have acquired20 10 single and double copies. These aircraft differed from previous versions shortened rear fuselage and teardrop lamps. G.59 aircraft were withdrawn from service in the middle of the Italian Air Force 1950-ies with the advent of jet aircraft.
Aircraft performance characteristics:
- Maximum speed: 593 km / h
- Range: 1420 km
- Length: 9,47 m
- Wingspan: 11,85 m
- Height: 3,76 m
- BLANK: 2740 kg
- Maximum take-off: 3400 kg
Power point: "Merlin" T.24-2 and "Merlin» 500 (on modifications G.59-4A / 4V) of "Rolls-Royce"
Power: 1610 l. from. (1200 kW) and 1490 l. from. (1111 kW), respectively,
Date of first flight:
- the beginning of the year 1948
The surviving airworthymodifications: G.59-4B
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