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Designed by Celestino Rosatelli, the R.2 was the first Italian aircraft to carry the Fiat name. Though it was produced in small numbers, the Fiat R.2 remained in service until 1925.
 
Fiat R.2 Specifications
Country: Italy
Manufacturer: Fiat Aviazione
Type: Reconnaissance
First Introduced: 1918
Number Built: 129
Engine: Fiat A12 bis, 6-cylinder, liquid cooled inline, 300 hp
Wing Span: 40 ft 4 in (12.30 m)
Length: 28 ft 10 in (8.80 m)
Height: 10 ft 10 in (3.30 m)
Empty Weight:
Gross Weight: 3,792 lb (1,720 kg)
Max Speed: 108 mph (175 km/h) at sea level
Ceiling: 15,750 ft (4,800 m)
Range: 340 miles (550 km)
Crew: 2
Armament: 2-3 machine guns
 
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