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Caproni Ca.350

Caproni Ca.350

The Caproni Ca.350 was an Italian single-engined project for a two-seat fighter-bomber/reconnaissance aircraft of the 1930s. Designed by Cesare Pallavicino to meet a requirement of the Regia Aeronautica, it was an innovative and fast design, to have been powered by an Isotta Fraschini Zeta R.C.42, but no aircraft were built.

Caproni Ca.350
Role Fighter-bomber/reconnaissance aircraft
National origin Italy
Manufacturer Caproni
Designer Cesare Pallavicino

Specifications

Data from [1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: two
  • Length: 10.62 m (34 ft 10 in)
  • Wingspan: 13.28 m (43 ft 7 in)
  • Height: 3.2 m (10 ft 6 in)
  • Wing area: 23.8 m2 (256 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 2,250 kg (4,960 lb)
  • Gross weight: 3,240 kg (7,143 lb) (reconnaissance mission)
  • Max takeoff weight: 4,399 kg (9,698 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Isotta-Fraschini Zeta R.C.42 air-cooled X-24 piston engine, 930 kW (1,250 hp) (take-off power)
  • Propellers: 3-bladed bladed constant speed

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 647 km/h (402 mph, 349 kn) at 4,200 m (13,800 ft)
  • Range: 1,448 km (900 mi, 782 nmi) at 4,000 m (13,000 ft) (reconnaissance mission)
  • Endurance: 4 hr 30 min
  • Service ceiling: 9,501 m (31,171 ft)

Armament

  • Guns: *1x 20 mm (0.787 in) cannon firing through propeller hub
  • 2x 7.62 mm (0.300 in) machine-guns in the wings
  • 1x 7.62 mm (0.300 in) machine gun in rear cockpit
  • Bombs: 200 kg (440 lb) bombs under wings and fuselage

See also

Aircraft of comparable role, configuration, and era

References

  1. Thompson, Jonathon W. (1963). Italian Civil and Military Aircraft 1930–1945. USA: Aero Publishers Inc. p. 118. ISBN 0-8168-6500-0.

Further reading

  • Green, William (1967). War Planes of the Second World War: Volume Seven Bombers and Reconnaissance Aircraft. London: Macdonald.
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