FIAT C.29 Schneider Trophy Racer
Photos by Giulio Gobbi
Museo Storico Vigna di Valle, Roma, Italy
Courtesy of ModellismoPiu
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The FIAT C.29 was a twin-float racing seaplane flown for the first time in 1929 by Francesco Agello of the Scuola d'Alta Velocita at Desenzano on Lake Garda an organization which formed the basis for the Italian Schneider Trophy racing teams.  Built to compete in the 1931 Schneider contest, the sole C.29 was powered by the 1000 h.p. FIAT AS. 5 twelve cylinder water cooled vee engine and reached a maximum speed of 348 mph however did not compete in the race.

Technical Specifications:
Aircraft:
FIAT C.29
Manufacturer:
FIAT S.A.
Type:
Twin-float Racing Seaplane
Year:
1929
Engine: FIAT AS. 5, 1000 h.p. 12 cylinder water cooled V
Wingspan:
21ft 8in
Length:
17 ft 10 1/2 in
Height:
9 ft 1/4 in
Empty Weight: 1980 lb
Loaded Weight: 2552 lb
Maximum Speed:
348 mph
Endurance:
30 min
Crew:
1

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