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Italy's Reggiane Re.2003 reconnaissance bomber

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  • Reggiane Re.2003 reconnaissance bomber
  • Reggiane Re.2003 reconnaissance bomber

 

Design

The Reggiane Re.2003 was to be a reconnaissance bomber with a crew of two and was developed from the Re.2000 Series III aircraft.

The first prototype used the engine cowling design from the Re.2000. The second prototype used the design from the Re.2002.

Production

  • Reggiane Re.2003 prototypes: 2

Specifications

  Reggiane Re.2003
Type Reconnaissance Bomber
Crew 2
Engine (Type) Piaggio P.XIbis R.C.40
Cylinders Radial 14
HP 1,025
Cooling Air
Dimensions  
Span 36' 1"
Length 26' 2.5"
Height 10' 6"
Wing area 219.5 sq ft
Weight  
Loaded 7,209 lb
Performance  
Speed 293 mph
Range 447 miles
Armament 2: 12.7 mm machine guns
Bombs 1,100 lb

Sources:

  1. Italian Civil and Military Aircraft 1930-1945, Jonathan Thompson, 1963
20th Century American Military History Crucial Site