The Fiat G.46 is a single-engine, all-metal cantilever low-wing two-seat trainer aircraft produced by
the Italian manufacturer Fiat Aviazione. The G.46 incorporated inward-retracting landing gear and a
glazed canopy for the tandem-seated pupil and instructor. The Fiat G.46 was the first new single-engined
Fiat design built after World War II. The Fiat G.46 resembled its stablemate the WW2 Fiat G.55 very
strongly, apart from the neatly faired enclosure for the second seat and that the engine is an 225 hp
Alfa Roma 115-1-Ter (licence-built Gipsy Queen II). The G.46 was designed by Ing. Giuseppe Gabrielli,
who had also designed the G.50 and G.55. The tailfin of the G.46 is almost identical to that of the
G.50 and the undercarriage mirrors that of the G.55. The G.46 prototype first flew in June 1946, the
G.46B prototype was flown for the first time in the summer of 1947. Some 220 Fiat G.46 trainers were
built in both single and two-seat form and in various sub-types, with the single seater having a gun
camera and a Breda-S.A.F.A.T 7.7mm machinegun. One hundred and fifty entered service with Aeronautica
Militare and a total of seventy Fiat G.46 trainers went to Austria, Argentina and Syria. From 1958,
the Aeronautica Militare began to be dispose of the G.46 fleet to Italian aero clubs. The ICAO
Aircraft Type Designator for the Fiat G.46 is G46.
The 1951-built Fiat G.46-4A s/n 199 entered service with Aeronautica Militare Italiana as MM53293. On 31 May 1961, after
being withdrawn fom military service, the Fiat G.46-4A was registered I-AEKI with M.D.A. and based at Forli. On 19 October
1970, registration I-EAKI was cancelled and the aircraft was stored until it was sold to Belgium, where it became part of
the Vormezeele collection at Brasschaat near Antwerp. On 5 April 1979, the Fiat G.46-4A was registered OO-VOR in Belgium.
The aircraft was painted in Aeronautica Militare Italiana MM53293 colors and became a wellknown guest at airshows all over
Europe. On 20 May 2002, Fiat G.46-4A OO-VOR was seen in Aeronautica Militare Italiana MM53293 colors at Oostwold
airfield (EHOW), during the Oostwold Airshow 2002.