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Italy's S.A.I.207 fighter

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  • S.A.I. 207 fighter

 

Design

The S.A.I.207 was designed by Sergio Stefanutti.

The S.A.I.207 was built entirely of wood. It was an low wing monoplane.

Undercarriage

The landing gear was retractable.

Production

The Italian Air Ministry ordered 2,000.

  • S.A.I.207: 12, 13
  • Manufacturer: Società Aeronautica Italiana Ambrosini

Variants

  • S.A.I.207:
  • S.A.I.403: More powerful engine. Never was produced. Was to be all wood construction.

Usage

Units

  • July 1943: 3° Stormo C.T. at Ciampino and Cerveteri

Specifications

  S.A.I.207
Type Fighter
Crew 1
Engine (Type) Isotta-Fraschini Delta RC 40
Cylinders V 12, Inverted V
Cooling Air
HP 750
Propeller blades 3
Dimensions  
Span 29' 6", 29' 6 1/3"
Length 26' 3 3/4", 26' 4"
Height 7' 10", 9' 5"
Wing area 149.6 sq ft
Weight  
Empty 3,858 lb
Loaded 5,324 lb, 5,330 lb
Performance  
Speed 388 mph, 398 mph
Speed - Cruising 304 mph
Climb to 19,680' 7 minutes 33 seconds
Service ceiling 39,370', 39,400'
Range 528 miles
Armament 2: MG, 12.7 mm Breda-SAFAT MG

Sources:

  1. World War II Airplanes Volume 1, Enzo Angelucci, Paolo Matricardi, 1976
  2. Italian Civil and Military Aircraft 1930 - 1945, Jonathan Thompson, 1963
20th Century American Military History Crucial Site