Adamoli-Cattani fighter

The Adamoli-Cattani fighter was a prototype fighter aircraft designed as a private venture by two Italian aircraft builders in 1918.

Adamoli-Cattani fighter
Class Aircraft
Type Fighter
Manufacturer Farina and Officine Moncenisio
Production Period 1918 - 1918
Origin Italy
Country Name Origin Year
Italy 1918
Country Name Operational Year Retirement Year
Italy 1918 View
ManufacturerName Production From Production To Quantity
Farina and Officine Moncenisio 1918 1918 1 View

The Adamoli-Cattani was intended to be the smallest practical biplane around the most powerful engine available to them, a 149 kW (200 hp) le Rhône 9M. The result was a reasonably conventional design, other than that the wings featured hinged leading edges in place of conventional ailerons. The Farina Coach Building factory in Turin began construction of the prototype; the Officine Moncenisio in Condove completed it.

Upon completion, ground testing revealed that the engine as installed could only deliver some 80% of its rated power, thus leaving the aircraft significantly underpowered. Limited tests continued until the end of World War I, when the Armistice made further development superfluous.

Role Fighter
National origin Italy
Manufacturer Farina and Officine Moncenisio
Designer Signori Adamoli & Cattani
First flight 1918
Number built 1


General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 6.10 m (20 ft 0 in)
  • Wingspan: 8.60 m (28 ft 3 in)
  • Empty weight: 470 kg (1,036 lb)
  • Gross weight: 675 kg (1,488 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × le Rhône 9M air-cooled rotary piston engine, 150 kW (200 hp) (rating) - actual power 119 kW (160 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 186 km/h (116 mph; 100 kn)
  • Endurance: 2.25

Armament

  • Guns: 2 x .303-in (7.7-mm) machine guns

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