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Filippo Zappata

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Name  Filippo Zappata

Role  Engineer
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Died  August 30, 1994, Milan, Italy

Filippo Zappata (July 6, 1894 – August 30, 1994) was an Italian engineer and aircraft designer.

Zappata was born in Ancona. He worked for Gabardini, Cantieri Riuniti dell'Adriatico (CANT), Blériot, Breda, and Agusta, In the 1930s he designed a series of successful multi-engined hydroplanes such as the CANT Z.501 flying boat, CANT Z.506 floatplane, and CANT Z.1007 medium bomber. In association with test pilot Mario Stoppani, Zappata's designs flew 15 first flights and set 41 world aeronautical records.

In the 1940s he designed a large four-engined airliner, the Breda-Zappata BZ.308, but the project was abandoned and never produced.

He died at Gallarate in 1994 at the age of 100.

References

Filippo Zappata Wikipedia


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