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Offline hesham

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Romeo/IMAM aircraft designation
« on: March 18, 2013, 09:08:28 am »
Hi,


a well known Italian company,which was formed in 1925,and in 1934 became
IMAM,or simply Meridionali;


Ro.1    licence built Fokker C.V,a two seat recce and bomber biplane
Ro.2 to Ro.4 ------?
Ro.5    two seat parasol wing sporting and training monoplane
Ro.6    a developed from Ro.5
Ro.7 to Ro.9 ------?
Ro.10  licence built Fokker F.VII/3m,a high wing light transport aircraft
Ro.11 to Ro.24  -------?
Ro.25  single seat acrobatic and training biplane,powered by one engine
Ro.26    ,,         ,,        ,,                   ,,           ,,            ,,               ,,        ,,     ,developed with Ro.25
Ro.27 to Ro.29 ------?
Ro.30  three seat observation biplane,only one aircraft was built
Ro.31 to Ro.34 ------?
Ro.35  single seat training glider
Ro.36  ------?
Ro.37  two seat recce biplane,powered by one 600 hp Piaggio P.IX radial engine
Ro.38 to Ro.40 ------?
Ro.41  single seat light biplane fighter
Ro.42  ------?
Ro.43  two seat catapult launched recce biplane aircraft,intended to meet Regia Marina 1933
           competition,which the main tenders were; IMAM Ro.43,Piaggio P.18 & P.20,CANT Z-504
           CMASA MF.10 and Macchi MC.76
Ro.44  single seat float seaplane fighter biplane
Ro.45  was a further development of Ro.37,with 835 hp Issota Franschini Asso XI RC.40 engine
Ro.46  ------?
Ro.47  single seat fighter project,may be based on Ro.37
Ro.48 to Ro.50  ------?
Ro.51  single seat low-wing monoplane fighter,powered by one 828 hp Fiat A.74 R.C.38 engine
Ro.52  -------?
Ro.53  twin engined recce attack aircraft project
Ro.54  -------?
Ro.55  twin engined recce/bomber floatplane project
Ro.56  -------?
Ro.57  twin engined single seat low-mid-wing monoplane fighter
Ro.58  twin engined low-wing two seat monoplane fighter
Ro.59 to Ro.60  -------?
Ro.61  twin engined overland observation aircraft project
Ro.62  ------?
Ro.63  high-wing STOL monoplane,intended as recce and light transport aircraft
Ro.64  -------?
Ro.65  observation float seaplane project
Ro.66  -------?
Ro.67  three engined low-wing heavy fighter project
Ro.68  -------?
Ro.69  observation float seaplane project
Ro.70  -------?
Ro.71  two seat aerobatic trainer aircraft project
Ro.72 to Ro.80  -------?
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Re: Romeo/IMAM aircraft designation
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2013, 03:07:26 pm »
Nice work Hesham! One addition ...

Ro.35 - 1933 single-seat training glider, 14.5 m span, x 1 (I-ABBB)
 -- http://www.j2mcl-planeurs.net/dbj2mcl/planeurs-machines/planeur-fiche_0int.php?code=1087

... and some sub-types:

Ro.1 - 1927 Fokker C.VE licenced by Officine Ferroviarie Meridionali
 - Ro.1: 1927, 1 x 420 hp Alfa Romeo Jupiter IV, 15.30m span, x 330
 - Ro.1 ridotto: reduced span (12.5m) fighter prototype, x 1
 - Ro.1 bis: 1 x geared 550 hp Piaggio Jupiter VIII, x 132

Ro.5 - 1929 parasol monoplane multi-purpose a/c, 8.11m span
 - Ro.5: open tandem cockpits 1 x 80 hp Fiat A.50 7-cyl
 - Ro.5 bis: cockpit glazing, 1 x 85 hp Walter Vega 5-cyl

Ro.30 - 1932 3-seat recce biplane, 15.75m (upper) span*
 -- * Ro.30 wing based on Fokker C.VE/Ro.1 structure
 - Ro.30: 1 x 530 hp Alfa Romeo Mercurius
 - Ro.30: 1 x 500 hp Piaggio P.VIII Stella

NB: Ro.30 was built in a small series and issued to Regia Aeronautica

Ro.37 - 1934 Lince 2-seat reconnaissance biplane, 8.11m span
 - Ro.37: 1 x 550 hp Fiat A.30 RA liquid-cooled V-12
 - Ro.37 bis: 1 x 560 hp Piaggio P.IX RC.40 9-cyl radial

 - Ro.41: single-seat fighter trainer, x 510
 - Ro.41: two-seat advanced trainer, x 233
 - Ro.41 bis: reduced-span single-seater, 1 x prototype

Ro.51 idro: float-equipped Ro.51 conv. to repl. Ro.44


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Re: Romeo/IMAM aircraft designation
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2013, 03:13:56 pm »
Great addition my dear Apophenia.

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Re: Romeo/IMAM aircraft designation
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2013, 06:34:27 am »

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Re: Romeo/IMAM aircraft designation
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2013, 05:31:26 am »
Anther Info about Ro.26 engine,


Ro.26 was two seat aerobatic trainer two seat biplane,powered by one 200 hp
           Alfa Romeo Lynx radial engine,built in both landplane and seaplane versions.


Also a strange aircraft built by IMAM but not from its creation.
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Re: Romeo/IMAM aircraft designation
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2013, 09:27:07 am »
Nice work Hesham! One addition ...

Ro.35 - 1933 single-seat training glider, 14.5 m span, x 1 (I-ABBB)
 -- http://www.j2mcl-planeurs.net/dbj2mcl/planeurs-machines/planeur-fiche_0int.php?code=1087

... and some sub-types:

Ro.1 - 1927 Fokker C.VE licenced by Officine Ferroviarie Meridionali
 - Ro.1: 1927, 1 x 420 hp Alfa Romeo Jupiter IV, 15.30m span, x 330
 - Ro.1 ridotto: reduced span (12.5m) fighter prototype, x 1
 - Ro.1 bis: 1 x geared 550 hp Piaggio Jupiter VIII, x 132

Ro.5 - 1929 parasol monoplane multi-purpose a/c, 8.11m span
 - Ro.5: open tandem cockpits 1 x 80 hp Fiat A.50 7-cyl
 - Ro.5 bis: cockpit glazing, 1 x 85 hp Walter Vega 5-cyl

Ro.30 - 1932 3-seat recce biplane, 15.75m (upper) span*
 -- * Ro.30 wing based on Fokker C.VE/Ro.1 structure
 - Ro.30: 1 x 530 hp Alfa Romeo Mercurius
 - Ro.30: 1 x 500 hp Piaggio P.VIII Stella

NB: Ro.30 was built in a small series and issued to Regia Aeronautica

Ro.37 - 1934 Lince 2-seat reconnaissance biplane, 8.11m span
 - Ro.37: 1 x 550 hp Fiat A.30 RA liquid-cooled V-12
 - Ro.37 bis: 1 x 560 hp Piaggio P.IX RC.40 9-cyl radial

 - Ro.41: single-seat fighter trainer, x 510
 - Ro.41: two-seat advanced trainer, x 233
 - Ro.41 bis: reduced-span single-seater, 1 x prototype

Ro.51 idro: float-equipped Ro.51 conv. to repl. Ro.44


...my small contribution to the Ro.37 pictures library :)
The leftmost pilot (white suit) was my grandfather.
Picture probably taken in Bologna, around 1937.

Thanks,
Francesco

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Re: Romeo/IMAM aircraft designation
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2013, 06:12:31 am »
Oh,that's nice Fbostic.

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Re: Romeo/IMAM aircraft designation
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2014, 07:05:57 am »

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Re: Romeo/IMAM aircraft designation
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2014, 01:29:22 pm »
and here is a 2-view for Ro.35.

Excellent, thanks Hesham! That is obviously the ST.9 Monospar wing design. I'll add a link to the General Aircraft designation list.

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Re: Romeo/IMAM aircraft designation
« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2014, 01:37:44 pm »
Thank you my dear Apophenia.

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Re: Romeo/IMAM aircraft designation
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2015, 11:52:15 am »
Hi,


some explanations;


Ro.55 was twin engined high speed recce/bomber seaplane project


Ro.61 was twin emhgimed recce/observation monoplane project.


Ro.65 was twin engined shipboard recce floatplane project.


Ro.69 was single engined battleship and recce seaplane project

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Re: Romeo/IMAM aircraft designation
« Reply #12 on: January 11, 2018, 12:54:04 pm »
Concerning Romeo A.G.: may be it is interesting that it's designer Aldo Guglielmetti later, in 1936 has developed the bomber FIAT BGA (in picture)

Doesn't smbd know how many Ro.5, Ro.26 and Ro.30 were built?