CR.25 file photo [5304]

CR.25

CountryItaly
ManufacturerFiat
Primary RoleReconnaissance Aircraft
Maiden Flight22 July 1937

Contributor:

ww2dbaseDesign by Celestino Rosatelli, the CR.25 aircraft were first designed as a heavy fighter, but they were eventually used only in roles where combat was not expected; for the most part, they were reconnaissance aircraft with the 173rd Reconnaissance Squadron in Sicily, Italy, though they did occasionally perform escort and transport duties. Despite favorable performance evaluations by pilots, only 10 were produced, therefore they did not play a major role in WW2. Beginning in Oct 1942, only 13 months since they entered military service, they began to be substituted by Ca.314 aircraft made by Caproni-Reggiane. Fiat proposed a new improved version in spring 1943, but the project was never started.

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Last Major Revision: Nov 2007

SPECIFICATIONS

CR.25
MachineryTwo Fiat A.74 RC.38 radial engines, rated at 840hp each
Armament3x12.7mm Breda-SAFAT machine guns, 300kg of bombs
Crew2
Span16.00 m
Length13.56 m
Height3.30 m
Weight, Empty4,475 kg
Weight, Loaded6,625 kg
Speed, Maximum450 km/h
Service Ceiling7,950 m
Range, Normal1,500 km

Photographs

CR.25 aircraft flying over the Italian Alps, circa 1941




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CR.25 aircraft flying over the Italian Alps, circa 1941




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