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While the Pomilio PD was proving its worth, many small modifications were undertaken to improve the aeroplane. The pilot's vision was improved by moving the gas tank, the engine was fully cowled with a front radiator, the wing cutout was altered, and the fin and rudder were modified. The result was the Pomilio PE, of which 984 were produced (of which 103 were dual-control trainers). The changes largely corrected the instability problems that had plagued the PC/PD.[6]

Pomilio PE
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Role Reconnaissance
Manufacturer Pomilio/S.I.A/Fiat
First flight June 1917[1]
Introduction autumn 1917
Primary user ItalianRoundelGreen.png Italy
Number built 883 [2][note 1]
Developed from Pomilio PD
Wingspan 11.9 m (39 ft) [3]
Engine 250hp Fiat A12bis inline
Armament 1 top wing Fiat-Revelli MG
1 rear flexible Revelli or Lewis
Crew 2
Max Speed 194 km/h (121 mph) [4][5][3]
Climb 1,000 m (3,280 ft) in 3:45[4]-4:00[3]
2,000 m (6,560 ft) in 8:30[4]-9:30[3]
3,000 m (9,840 ft) in 14:45 [4]-16:00[3]
Ceiling 5,000 m (16,400 ft)[5] to
5,100 m (16,700 ft)[4]
Endurance 3-5 hours [4], 3:30[5][3]

For more information, see Wikipedia:Pomilio PE.

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Availability Maneuver Damage Dmg Points Max Alt. Climb
         
18Q1-18Q4 H B/B or B/A 16 11 5
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Notes
  1. Plus 103 dual-control trainers.
Citations
  1. Alegi, p.1.
  2. Alegi, p.36.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Lamberton, pp.226-227.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 Alegi, p.35.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Munson, p.50.
  6. Lamberton, p.168.
Bibliography
  • Gregory Alegi, Windsock Datafile 117: Pomilio PD/PE. Great Britain, Albatros Publications Ltd., 2006. ISBN 1-902207-83-1
  • W.M. Lamberton and E.F. Cheesman, Reconnaissance & Bomber Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Great Britain: Harleyford Publications Ltd., 1962.
  • Kenneth Munson, Bombers: Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft, 1914-1919. New York: The MacMillan Company, 1968, Blandford Press Ltd. ISBN 978-0753721711