FN.305 file photo [27928]


ManufacturerFratelli Nardi
Primary RoleOther
Maiden Flight19 February 1935


ww2dbaseThe FN.305 low-wing cantilever monoplane aircraft were designed as trainers and liaison aircraft. In 1938, the Italian Air Force ordered 285 aircraft, most of which were of the FN.305A two-seat variant, with a few FN.305C and FN.305D single-seat variants. Then, 9 were sold to Chile, 31 were sold to Romania with license to build additional aircraft (124 would be built by Romania), 41 were sold to France, 1 was sold to Bulgaria, and 50 were sold to Hungary. In Mar 1939, the first FN.305D variant accomplished a record-breaking flight between Rome, Italy and Addis Ababa, Abyssinia, completing the 4,463.8-kilometer (2,773.68-mile) flight at the average speed of 240 kilometers per hour (149 miles per hour). Production of FN.305 aircraft in Italy would cease in 1943.

ww2dbaseSource: Wikipedia

Last Major Revision: Sep 2018

FN.305 Timeline

19 Feb 1935 The FN.305 prototype aircraft took its first flight.


MachineryOne Alfa Romeo 115 inline piston engine rated at 185hp
Span8.47 m
Length6.98 m
Height2.10 m
Wing Area12.00 m²
Weight, Empty704 kg
Weight, Maximum984 kg
Speed, Maximum300 km/h
Range, Normal620 km


FN.305 aircraft at le potentiel aérien mondial, 31 Dec 1936FN.305A aircraft in flight, late 1930sFN.305 aircraft at rest, late 1930sFN.305D aircraft at rest, late 1930s
See all 8 photographs of FN.305

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