Breda Ba 28
The Breda Ba.25 was an Italian two-seat biplane trainer designed and built by the Breda company. It was the most widely used Italian basic trainer of the 1930s. he first flight took place near Milan in 1931. Initially designed as a single-seat aircraft, the prototype was later converted to a two-seat fuselage. Flight testing of the two-seat variant was successful, and in late 1931 Regia Aeronautica ordered a series of 100 Ba.25 training aircraft. The student and instructor sat in open tandem cockpits, although some versions had a single-bay cockpit.
The initial production order was completed by 1935, but demand for the aircraft increased and production for the Regia Aeronautica totalled 719 by the end of 1938. Many others were produced for export or for private use with different radial engines like the Alfa Romeo Lynx or Walter Castor.. The Ba.25 remained in service of the Regia Aeronautica as training aircraft during World War II. Some of the aircraft were seized and handed over to the Allies. Paraguay bought four Breda Ba.25, one of them Ba.25Idro. They were used as primary trainers from 1939 to 1945. Derived from the predecessor product Ba.25 in 1930, the Ba 28  differed from this mainly with a more streamlined fuselage  and for the presence of the ailerons mounted on both wings instead of just on the bottom. The wings were made ​​of mixed media, or with metal frame covered with painted canvas that were connected on a square-section fuselage. The Ba.28 had an  air-cooled radial Piaggio P.VII with Townend ring, capable of developing 380 HP (279 kW), which allowed  to reach 240 km / h, maintaining stable cruising speed to 200 km / h.
Only 50  was produced , tweve delivered to Austria. These were taken over by the Liftwaffe after the  "Anschluss"
 
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70.061
511
 
 
70.062
512
 
 
70.063
513
 
 
70.058
514
 
 
70.060
515
 
 
70.066
516
 
 
70.077
517
 
 
70.089
518
 
 
70.091
519
 
 
70.092
520
 
 
70.093
521
 
 
70.094
522
 
Known German Marking
D-IHWF
D-INKD
D-ITQG
D-INMR
D-IVKK
D-IQJG
German user           DNr.
Zeugamt in Erding  517, 519
Colours: Alu overall, red/white stripes on upper wing, red stripe and red Breda 28 on fuselage