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Fiat G.95 V/STOL attack fighter

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Hello,

Does anyone have information pictures on the Fiat G.95 aircraft from the 1960s? I'm especially interested in the /6 version.

Thanks very much
 

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www.vstol.org/ItalianVSTOL.pdf

red admiral said:
Hello,

Does anyone have information pictures on the Fiat G.95 aircraft from the 1960s? I'm especially interested in the /6 version.

Thanks very much
 

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Thanks, I'd already found that, but there isn't a great deal on the G.95/6
 

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The cut-awy drawing is from Flying Review vol.19, 1963
 

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Hmmmmm, got this old Science&Vie from 1964 (thanks, mom!!) with this picture of the G-95...have to check!!
 

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Here we are... cutaway of the G-95 from spring 1964 (april or so) Science&Vie "decollage vertical, solutions nouvelles"

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Thank you very much for the pic...but I think you have to consider the purchase of a scanner mon ami ::) (my Epson is below 100 € and works superb)


Cheers
Antonio
 

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To keep the things simply, the computer here is not mine, and I have no decision power (all I can do is lobbying ;D)
But you're right, scanners are cheap now ::)
 

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What was shown in Science & Vie seems to be one of the first studies, using the
Fiat G.91 as basis. Shown is the genealogical tree of the G.95, starting with the
G.91 (from vstol.org)
 

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I agree with that, It is strikingly similar to a G.91 (if I remember well the text, it was a kind of three-engine G-91, with two inclined engines to reduce take-off run -which was round 150m according to the article..-.)
 

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At the risk of going off-topic again, here's a better drawing of two different
proposals for a STOL G.91.
 

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G95/6 from Flying Review August 1962
 

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Some other model photos of the 95/6 and of the 95/4,
which wasn't an earlier, but a scaled down version of the /6.
( from Aviation Week 6/63)
 

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I've got a 3 view to add ;D

G95/4

Source: Flying Review International September 1963
 

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The development of the G.95/4 seemes to have gone so far, that
even a dedicated photo recce version was designed, the G.95/4A :
 

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G95 model

Source:
Koku-Fan 1994 Issue 6
 

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And Fiat had already built a test rig :
 

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Ah, ah, the famous "simulatore di gettosostentazione" ... ;D
Had seen only photos till now..
 

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The rig is depicted in the Rolls-Royce brochure here:

http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/ebooks/vstol%20brochure.pdf
 

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Under the leadership of Professor Giuseppe Gabrielli, Fiat's Aviation Division studied V/STOL strike fighters for several years with the support of the Italian government, and although an NMBR.3 submission was made in the shape of the rather elegant G.95/6, primary efforts have been directed towards providing a successor to the G.91, and the several design studies would seemed to have crystallized in the G.95/4, a relatively simple and attractive aircraft intended for subsonic missions and based on an Italian Air Force specification which paralleled a Federal German specification.

Presumably capable of speeds in the region of Mach 1.2-1.4, the G.95/4 will weigh, according to Fiat, between 15,500 lb. (7,030 kg) and 17,600 lb. (7,983 kg), and a typical strike mission against a target at a distance of 230 mls (370 km) could be flown at an altitude of 490 ft. (150 m) at Mach 0.6 for half the sortie and Mach 0.92 for the remainder, with five minutes over the target area at Mach 0.92.
As displayed in model form at Le Bourget (1963), the G.95/4 had two propulsion engines which, it is understood, were originally intended to be General Electric J85s, but while Fiat stress the fact that the final choice of engines has still to be made, it is known that the current proposal envisages the use of a single Rolls-Royce RB.153-61 affording 6-7,000 lb.s.t. (2700-3200 kgp) and a battery of four RB.162-3l lift engines each affording more than 5,000 lb.s.t. (2268 kgp). In view of the political climate and the fact that a contract at staff level covering the G.95/4 exists between the Italian and German air arms, the use of the RB.145 is logical, Rolls-Royce having developed this power plant in close collaboration with the MAN Turbomotoren, and no direct lift engine other than the RB.162-31 is capable of fulfilling Fiat's requirements.
Both the Italian and German governments are convinced of the need for a relatively simple VTOL strike aircraft to succeed the current G.91, fulfilling tactical roles not demanding the performance of such sophisticated machines as the P .1154 and Mirage IIIV, and therefore, the chances of the Fiat project being developed as a joint Italo-German programme would appear good. The model of the G.95/4 revealed the fact that, unlike the larger and more powerful G.95/6 also seen in model form, this strike fighter employs a louvred trapdoor arrangement similar to that employed by the Balzac V to increase air flow to the lift engines.

Flying Review 1963 via Ton Meyners @ airwarfareforum.com
 

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:)
 

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From InterAvia 8/1960 a 3-view of the G.95 STOL version :
 

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G-95/4 from Aviation & Marine International
 

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The only power that kept FIAT in aviation business was Valletta, the president, who thought that without aviation FIAT was only a car maker. When Valletta died in 1966, the first thing Gianni Agnelli did was to wrap-up any indipendent project in aviation (dropping out from the VK-191B for instance). From them on FIAT tried repeatedly, and finally succeeded, to sell off its aviation business to the State. The G-95 was the final project (G-222 was started earlier and kept alive by government money infusions), even though it had been already shelved before the death of Valletta in favour of the joint development of the VK-191.
 

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Something interesting who is coming from usa by a friend.
I excuse myself to the moderator for the adress of the PDF i haven't it now and this document can't be open buy photoshop to make a JPG.
 

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You can use free pdf to word converter and then just save pictures as files from word. Here are the two pictures from the article.
 

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Re: Fiat G-95/IV V/STOL attack jet fighter project......

Dear Boys and Girls, here is an article in French about the Fiat G-95/IV V/STOL jet fighter "project" and how it evolved from the Fiat G-91 ground attack fighter. The article is part of a much larger article about the Italian aircraft industry in general......

The article comes from the 15th April 1965 issue of Aviation Magazine International......

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Re: Fiat G-95 V/STOL attack jet fighter project......

Dear Boys and Girls, here is an feature in French about the Fiat G-95 V/STOL attack jet fighter "project"......

The feature comes from the 19th May 1961 issue of Les Ailes......

Terry (Caravellarella)
 

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A couple of images more from RAF Flying Review
 

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G95/3 ?

From Flugwelt 1961 Heft 7 Page 459
 

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All this topic (as far as I see now) has been mainly based on the 1960s' magazines illustrations and small articles.
Is there any modern, larger article, describing the whole story of FIAT post-G.91 projects, including G.95 VTOL.


Perhaps now, it would be possible reveal more background of these projects as well as person, involved in design?
Two of them was mentioned - Mr. Valetta and Mr. Gabrielli.
Looking forward for updates and larger 3-views.
Love this VTOL! ;)
 

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FIAT G95 unknown variants.

What is G95/1,G95/2 and G95/5?
I understand that Fiat G95 base model was a STOL fighter.
Pictures source : Google
 

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Hi! G95/3, G95/4 and G95/6 three side view.
G95/3 : lift engine 4, lift/cruise engine 2
G95/4 : lift engine 4, Cruise engine 2
G95/6 : lift engine 6, cruise engine 2
 

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