S.I.A. 9b

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S.I.A. 9b
SIA 9b, scheda Aerei da Guerra.jpg
Role Reconnaissance/Bomber
Manufacturer S.I.A.
Introduction Feb 1918[1]
Primary user ItalianRoundelGreen.png Italy
Number built 62 [1]
Engine 700hp Fiat A14
Armament front, fixed MG
rear flexible MG
350 kg (770 lb) of bombs [2]
Crew 2
Max Speed 214 km/h (133 mph) [2]
Climb 1,000 m (3,280 ft) in 3:30[2]
2,000 m (6,500 ft) in 8:00[2]
3,000 m (9,800 ft) in 12:00[2]
Ceiling 5,000 m (16,500 ft) [2]

The S.I.A. 9b was a development of the failed S.I.A. 7b, with the powerful Fiat A14 engine, the most powerful engine used by the Entente forces. It suffered from similar structural problems and was not accepted by the army, but the Italian navy accepted the type and it served with three squadriglia navale.


References[edit]

Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 Lamberton, p.172.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Lamberton, p.226-227.
Bibliography
  • W.M. Lamberton and E.F. Cheesman, Reconnaissance & Bomber Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Great Britain: Harleyford Publications Ltd., 1962.