Caproni Ca.40

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Caproni Ca.40
Caproni Ca.40.jpg
Role Bomber
Manufacturer Caproni
First flight late 1917 [1][2]
Introduction early 1918 [2]
Primary user ItalianRoundelGreen.png Italy
Number built 3 [1]
Variants Ca.41, Ca.42, Ca.43
Wingspan 29.9 m (98 ft) [3]
Engine 3×200hp Isotta-Fraschini vees
Armament nose flexible MG
2×rear flexible MG[note 1]
1,400 kg (3,000 lb)[3] of bombs
Crew 5
Climb 3,000 m (9,800 ft) in 60:00[3]
Ceiling 3,000 m (10,000 ft) [3]

The Caproni Ca.4 refers to a series of large bomber triplanes, starting with the Caproni Ca.40 of late 1917. Though equipped with three 200hp engines, this large aircraft was found to be underpowered and only three were completed before switching to the Caproni Ca.41.

For more information, see Wikipedia:Caproni Ca.4.

Timeline [note 2]

References

Notes
  1. One on the rear of each engine nacelle.
  2. Timeline is approximate.
Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 Munson, p.157.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Lamberton, p.166.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Lamberton, pp.226-227.
Bibliography
  • Kenneth Munson, Bombers: Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft, 1914-1919. New York: The MacMillan Company, 1968, Blandford Press Ltd. ISBN 978-0753721711
  • W.M. Lamberton and E.F. Cheesman, Reconnaissance & Bomber Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Great Britain: Harleyford Publications Ltd., 1962.