Pomilio PE

Pomilio PE
Pomilio PE

Manufactured in Italy and the United States, the Pomilio PE was effectively used by thirty squadrons for reconnaissance and artillery spotting. Like its predecessors, the PC and PD, the PE two-seater biplane had a wood and metal airframe but featured a redesigned tail with larger tailplanes. Built in large numbers, it was very fast, maneuverable and had an excellent rate of climb.

Pomilio PE
  • Manufacturer: Fabbrica Aeroplani Ing. O. Pomilio & Compagnia
  • Type: Reconnaissance
  • Number Built: 1,616
  • Engines:
    • Italy: Fiat A12, 260 hp
    • USA: Liberty 400 hp
  • Wing Span: 38 ft 8.5 in 11.78 m
  • Length: 29 ft 4 in 8.94 m
  • Height: 11 ft 3.35 m
  • Loaded Weight: 3,391 lb 1,538 kg
  • Max Speed: 120 mph 194 km/h
  • Ceiling: 16,405 ft 5000 m
  • Endurance: 3.5 hours
  • Crew: 2
  • Armament: 2 machine guns

References

  1. From Wikipedia Pomilio PE, "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pomilio_PE"
  2. Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). "Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation". London: Studio Editions.
  3. "The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft" (Part Work 1982-1985). Orbis Publishing. pp. 2759.