G.12 file photo [5306]


Primary RoleTransport
Maiden Flight15 October 1940


ww2dbaseThe G.12 aircraft were designed by Giuseppe Gabrielli as a civilian aircraft, but most of them served in military roles. They had capacity for 14 soldiers with their weapons and equipment or 24 civilians. Production lasted from 1941 until 1944, but only 30 were built during the three-year span. After the Italian Armistice in 1943, the Germans took control of all operational units and used them as military transports.

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MachineryThree Fiat A.74 RC.42 14-cylinder air-cooled radial engines, rated at 800hp each
Armament2x7.7mm Breda-SAFAT machine guns
Span28.60 m
Length20.10 m
Height4.90 m
Wing Area113.00 m
Weight, Empty8,890 kg
Weight, Maximum12,800 kg
Speed, Maximum396 km/h
Speed, Cruising308 km/h
Service Ceiling8,000 m
Range, Normal1,740 km


G.12 aircraft at an airfield, date unknown

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