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Airplane Breda 65 Italy World War Two Museum Model

Origin Italy
Period 1920-1949
Materials Hand hammered steel
W. 19 in; H. 15 in; D. 15 in;
W. 48.26 cm; H. 38.1 cm; D. 38.1 cm;
Condition Good. Minor wear commensurate with age, near mint
Description This is a 1935 factory display model of an Italian Breda 65 fighter aircraft, most likely made for presentation. It is made to scale with exacting precision to detail. The model is nickel plated steel and mounted on a tall steel and marble base. It has every aspect of the real airplane including retractable landing gear. The condition is exceptional considering the fragility of this model . Museum quality. The wingspan is 19" (49 cm)
The Breda 65 was designed by Antonio Parano and Giuseppe Panzeri. It was a single-seat, all-metal, low-wing cantilever monoplane with aft-retracting main undercarriage. It was intended to undertake aeroplano di combattimento multiple roles as a fighter, attack and reconnaissance aircraft. The Breda 65 carried wing-mounted armament of two 12.7 mm (0.5 in) and two 7.7 mm (0.303 in) Breda-SAFAT machine guns, with internal stowage for a 200 kg (440 lb) bombload in addition to external ordnance that could total 1,000 kg (2,200 lb). The prototype, which was first flown in September 1935, like the initial production aircraft, used the 522 kW (700 hp) Gnôme-Rhône K-14 radial engine produced under license by Isotta Fraschini. Starting from the 82nd aircraft, the more powerful Fiat A.80 RC.41 18-cylinder, twin-row radial engine with a takeoff rating of 746 kW (1,000 hp) was adopted.[3] Production ceased in July 1939 after 218 aircraft were built by Breda and Caproni.
Styles / Movements Art Deco, Bespoke, Industrial
Incollect Reference Number 332169
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