Pomilio Gamma

Pomilio Gamma
Pomilio Gamma

The Pomilio Gamma was an Italian fighter prototype of 1918.

The Pomilio company of Turin designed and manufactured the Gamma, a wooden, single-seat, single-bay biplane with wings of unequal span, the upper wing being of greater span than the lower. It was powered by a 149-kilowatt (200-horsepower) SPA 6A water-cooled engine driving a two-bladed tractor propeller. It had fixed, tail skid landing gear.
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Pomilio Gamma
  • Type: Fighter
  • Manufacturer: Pomilio
  • First Flight: 1918
  • Number Built: 2
  • Powerplant: 1 × Isotta-Fraschini V6 piston, 250 hp (186 kW)
  • Wingspan: 26 ft 2½ in (7.99 m)
  • Wing area: 235.74 ft² (21.90 m²)
  • Length: 20 ft 8 in (6.30 m)
  • Empty Weight: 1,499 lb (680 kg)
  • Loaded Weight 2,094 lb (950 kg)
  • Time To: 9,842 ft (3,000 m) 7 min 30 sec
  • Maximum Speed: 140 mph (225 km/h)
  • Endurance: 3 hours
  • Crew: 1
  • Armament: Unknown

References

  1. From Wikipedia Pomilio Gamma, "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pomilio_Gamma"
  2. Green, William, and Gordon Swanborough. "The Complete Book of Fighters: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Every Fighter Aircraft Built and Flown". New York: SMITHMARK Publishers, 1994, pp. 478-479. ISBN 0-8317-3939-8.