BR.20 Cicogna

Primary RoleMedium Bomber
Maiden Flight10 February 1936


ww2dbaseWhen the BR.20 Cicogna ("Stork") bombers when introduced in 1936, they became a centerpiece to Benito Mussolini's propaganda machine. They were entered into the prestigious Istres-Damascus air race, 85 of them were sold to Japan to use in the Second Sino-Japanese War and 9 were given to the Spanish Nationalists for use in the Spanish Civil War, and in 1939 one of them made a non-stop flight from Rome to Addis Ababa. In the first years of WW2, they served during the campaign against France, the Battle of Britain, and in North Africa. Some of them were also sent as interceptors against British convoys for Malta. They were extensively used in Yugoslavia against Tito's partisan forces. When Italy surrendered, most of them became trainers, though a few remained under service on the Russian front under German banner.

ww2dbaseSource: Wikipedia.

Last Major Revision: May 2007


MachineryTwo Fiat A.80 RC.41 radial engine rated at 1,000hp each
Armament3x12.7mm Breda-SAFAT machine guns, 1,600kg of bombs
Span21.56 m
Length16.68 m
Height4.75 m
Wing Area74.00 m
Weight, Empty6,500 kg
Weight, Maximum10,100 kg
Speed, Maximum440 km/h
Speed, Cruising340 km/h
Service Ceiling8,000 m
Range, Normal2,750 km

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Visitor Submitted Comments

1. Anonymous says:
9 May 2007 01:31:07 PM

no pics?
2. Anonymous says:
31 Jul 2007 08:18:01 PM

hey u can get pictures for this page on wikipedia, just so u know. every other plane has pics, this one should to.
3. Gregg Heilman says:
27 Feb 2010 08:54:23 AM

This will give you some nice photos if it comes up for you.

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