Fiat CR20, Cr20bis and Asso: pictures and manual

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  1. sandokan

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    #1 sandokan, Sep 19, 2013
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    Hi gents!
    Here's presenting the (fall '20-early '30) nice italian Regia Aeronautica biplane fighter.
    Some quick wiki info:

    The Fiat CR.20 was an Italian biplane fighter used during the 1920s and 1930s. Designed by Celestino Rosatelli, it represented an intermediate step from the early biplane CR.1 and the later, successful series CR.30-CR.32-CR.42.
    For the new aircraft, Rosatelli used a traditional sesquiplane configuration. The engine was a V Fiat A.20 providing (306 kW/410 hp), with liquid cooling.
    Major variants were the CR.20 Idro, a pontoon floatplane, and the CR.20 Asso, using a more powerful (336 kW/450 hp) Isotta-Fraschini engine. CR.20bis, produced from 1930, differed from the original version only for the addition of a more advanced landing gear.
    At its peak in 1933, the CR.20 equipped 27 squadrons of the Italian Regia Aeronautica. The aircraft was used against Libyan rebels and in the early stages of the Second Italo-Abyssinian War in the attack role. The CR.20s remained in service with the Regia Aeronautica in the aerobatics and training until the 1930s. In 1933, Italy sold five CR.20s to Paraguay, which was fighting the Chaco War against Bolivia, these serving as Paraguay's only fighters through to the end of the war.
    General characteristics

    Crew: One, pilot
    Length: 6.70 m (21 ft 11¾ in)
    Wingspan: 9.80 m (32 ft 1¾ in)
    Height: 2.75 m (9 ft 0 in)
    Wing area: 25.65 m² (276.1 ft²)
    Empty weight: 980 kg (2,160 lb)
    Loaded weight: 1,400 kg (3,068 lb)
    Powerplant: 1 × Fiat A.20, 331 kW (420 hp)

    Performance

    Maximum speed: 270 km/h (146 knots, 168 mph)
    Range: 750 km[4] (460 m)
    Endurance: 3 hours
    Service ceiling: 7,500 m[5] (24,600 ft)
    Climb to 5,000 m (16,400 ft): 13.62 min

    Armament

    Guns: 2 × 7.7 mm (.303 in) machine guns


    Notice the pictures are for Cr20, Cr20bis and Cr20Asso engine and the manual is the only
    I hope you would like her.
    :D
     

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    Very nice! :cool:
     
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    Greetings Sanokan;



    Very Nice, Indeed ........................ [​IMG]


    I've changed my mind. Buy us one of these, and we will go flying ............... :D
    I .......... Think, Biplanes are great.


    Thank You, for posting,


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    I apologize for low quality of the CR20Asso manual but it's the only one found.
    This is a manual for the second variant of CR20 the "bis"
     

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    Anything is better than nothing, thank you for bringing these little known aircraft to our attention and in such detail.
     
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    Oh boy, this is the last I can share, the CR20 variant.
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