Caproni Ca.46

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Caproni Ca.46
Role Bomber
Manufacturer Caproni
Primary user ItalianRoundelGreen.png Italy
Number built [note 1]
Developed from Caproni Ca.44
Wingspan 23.4 m (76 ft 9 in)[2]
Engine 3×Fiat, Isotta-Fraschini, or Liberty engines
Armament nose flexible MG and
rear flexible MG
900 kg (2,000 lb)[2] of bombs
Max Speed 152 km/h (94 mph)[3][2]
Ceiling 4,500 m (14,800 ft)[3][2]
Endurance 4:00[3][2]

The Caproni Ca.46 was a variant of the Caproni Ca.44 in the line of Caproni Ca.5 biplane twin-boom bombers. The Ca.46 featured more powerful Fiat, Isotta-Fraschini, or Liberty engines. Two were delivered to the USA and three others were produced before the war ended, with plans for larger productions being curtailed by the Armistice. [1]

For more information, see Wikipedia:Caproni Ca.5.

Miniatures and Models

A Ca.44 model makes a fine substitute.

References

Notes
  1. 255 of all Caproni Ca.5 types, including the Ca.46, were built.[1]
Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 Munson, p.157.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Angelucci, p.67.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Munson, p.83.
Bibliography
  • Enzo Angelucci, ed. The Rand McNally Encyclopedia of Military Aircraft, 1914-1980. New York: The Military Press, 1983 edition. ISBN 0-517-41021-4.
  • Kenneth Munson, Bombers: Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft, 1914-1919. New York: The MacMillan Company, 1968, Blandford Press Ltd. ISBN 978-0753721711