|Manufacturer||Farina and Officine Moncenisio|
|Designer||Signori Adamoli & Cattani|
Design and development Edit
The Adamoli-Cattani was intended to be the smallest practical biplane around the most powerful engine available to them, a 149 kW (200 hp) le Rhône 9M. The result was a reasonably conventional design, other than that the wings featured hinged leading edges in place of conventional ailerons. The Farina Coach Building factory in Turin began construction of the prototype; the Officine Moncenisio in Condove completed it.
Operational history Edit
Upon completion, ground testing revealed that the engine as installed could only deliver some 80% of its rated power, thus leaving the aircraft significantly underpowered. Limited tests continued until the end of World War I, when the Armistice made further development superfluous.
Specifications (estimated performance with 200hp engine) Edit
Data from The Complete Book of Fighters
- Crew: 1
- Length: 6.10 m (20 ft 0 in)
- Wingspan: 8.60 m (28 ft 3 in)
- Empty weight: 470 kg (1,036 lb)
- Gross weight: 675 kg (1,488 lb)
- Powerplant: 1 × le Rhône 9M air-cooled rotary piston engine, 150 kW (200 hp) (rating) - actual power 119 kW (160 hp)
- Maximum speed: 186 km/h (116 mph; 100 kn)
- Endurance: 2.25
- Guns: 2 x .303-in (7.7-mm) machine guns
- ^ Jump up to:a b c d e Green, William; Gordon Swanborough (1997). The Complete Book of Fighters. London: Salamander Books Limited. p. 8. ISBN 1-85833-777-1.