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Fiat G.91, “a Frecce Tricolori”

16 June 2014

Fiat G.91 — a “Frecce Tricolori”

47° 31′ 02″ N / 122° 17′ 48″ W

The Italian G.91 by Fiat is graceful, dartlike, agile and long-lived. Italy’s national aerial demonstration team,  Pattuglia Aérobatica Nazionale (PAN), flew this G.91 from 1963–1986 as an example. The team is better known as “Frecce Tricolori” (Three Colored Arrows) is in World Class and are, in the Italian language, possessed with eleganza.

Fiat G.91 — photo by Joseph May

Fiat G.91 of the Frecce Tricolri at the Museum of Flight — photo by Joseph May

This G.91 was donated to Seattle’s Museum of Flight — which has this fact page — by Aeritalia and is typical of this aircraft. Powered by a single Bristol Siddeley Orpheus 803 turbojet (5000 lbs/22.2kN thrust) which propels this fighter to 675 mph/1080kph up to heights of 39,930 feet/11980m. Armed with four 0.50″/12.7mm caliber Browning machine guns this single seat aircraft performs well as a fighter or as an interceptor.

Fiat G.91 — photo by Joseph May

This Fiat G.91’s colorful profile — photo by Joseph May

 

Fiat G.91 — photo by Joseph May

Fiat G.91s have a good all-round visibility cockpit — photo by Joseph May

Fiat G.91 — photo by Joseph May

One pair of the G.91’s machine gun armament — photo by Joseph May

Fiat G.91 — photo by Joseph May

Fiat G.91 pilot’s seat showing, again how military design are rarely roomy — photo by Joseph May

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. 16 June 2014 02:40

    I always liked the looks of the “Gina”, pity it didn’t see more export success.

  2. travelforaircraft permalink*
    12 March 2017 13:08

    I think this is a reply to a ping and thanks for the link in your extensive Fiat G.91 post 🙂

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