Caproni Ca.2

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Caproni Ca.2/Ca.32
Caproni Ca.32(300hp-Ca.2) with Gianni Caproni on board.jpg
Role Bomber
Manufacturer Caproni
First flight 1914
Introduction 20 Aug 1915 [1]
Primary user ItalianRoundelGreen.png Italy
Number built 8[2] to 164 [1]
Developed from Caproni Ca.1/Ca.31
Wingspan 22.2 m (72 ft 10 in) [3]
Engine 3×100hp Fiat A-10
Armament 1-2 Revelli MGs[3]
Max Speed 116 km/h (72 mph) [3]
Climb 1,000 m (3,280 ft) in 12:00[3]
Range 550 km (340 mi) [3]

The Caproni Ca.2 or Ca.32 was a twin-boom biplane bomber. It was the first Caproni type produced in large numbers. Unlike the Caproni Ca.1, all three engines were replaced by 100hp Fiats. Starting in August 1915 the Ca.2 made its first bombing raids on Austria-Hungary and it served until 1917, transitioning gradually to night bombing as the war wound onward.

For more information, see Wikipedia:Caproni Ca.2.

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Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 Munson, p.156.
  2. Lamberton, p.164.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Lamberton, p.226-227.
Bibliography
  • W.M. Lamberton and E.F. Cheesman, Reconnaissance & Bomber Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Great Britain: Harleyford Publications Ltd., 1962.
  • Kenneth Munson, Bombers: Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft, 1914-1919. New York: The MacMillan Company, 1968, Blandford Press Ltd. ISBN 978-0753721711