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Technical Specifications
Two-seater biplane for training
Date first flight
9,88 m 
7,82 m 
3,34 m 
Wing Area
33 m2 
Empty Weight
918 Kg 
Max. Takeoff Weight
1328 Kg 
Cruising Speed
Maximum Speed
240 km/h 
Climbing Speed
4000m in 6mn 12s 
Service ceilling
660 kms
2 men
1 Engine SALMSON 9Aba of 280 Hp
No armament



180 Romano R82 were built since the date by the first flight, in 1937

To date, of the 180 aircrafts manufactured, 16 are listed in the list below :


In 1934, the Romano Company, studies on own funds, a aircraft intended for the acrobatics: the Romano R-80. Of traditional design, it is presented as a biplane with fixed-landing gear, powered by a 7-cylinder Lorraine 7ME "Mizar" 240 hp air-cooled. Its structure is made of steel tubes welded and covered, the front part of the fuselage being covered with Duralumin. The wings are wooden and the fins are located on both planes.

The R-80 prototype No. 01 registered F-ANMP makes its first flight in early 1935 and is presented in particular to the famous pilot Michel Detroyat. This one is immediately conquered by the qualities of the machine, and when he becomes Inspector of the flying materials of the SNCA (National Societies of aeronautical construction) on March 1st, 1937, he recommends the Romano R-80 to the ministry of the Air to equip the Schools of the Air. This prototype will then join the "Lemoigne" Company, a private formation that presents aerobatics shows and will be used by Pierre Lemoigne, former pilot of Aéropostale. A second prototype, the Romano R-80 No02 registered F-AQJP, makes its first flight in March 1936: this is the model that will be presented at the Salon de l'Aéronautique of 1936. It differs from 01 by its engine that becomes a Salmson 9Aba of 280 hp, and fins that are larger surfaces, and present on the lower wing only.

Tests confirming the skills of the aircraft for training and acrobatics, the Ministry of Air retains its interest in the aircraft and an order for 177 aircraft has passed: 30 for the Naval Air and 147 for the Air Force. Under the designation Romano R-82 Et2, the entire order will be delivered before the Armistice. The R-82 differs from the R-80 prototypes by a wider hood. They will be used in the Pilot Schools until the Armistice of June 1940, and will continue to serve under the colors of Vichy until 1944. It seems that a aircraft was seized and used by the F.A.F.L. Few copies will survive the conflict.

The manufacturer has tried to export his aircraft, especially in the United States but unsuccessful. Despite a tour across the Atlantic with participation in competitions and demonstrations rather successful, it will not succeed in winning against the already famous Tiger-Moth. However, 2 copies will be delivered to the Republican Government and will serve in Spain during the Civil War.


The Romano R82 has been declined in only one version.



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