CANT 18

1st Flight 1926

The CANT 18 was a flying boat trainer developed in Italy in the 1920s to prepare pilots for flying boat airliners.

A development of the CANT 7, it incorporated various aerodynamic and hydrodynamic refinements.

While remaining broadly similar in configuration, the new design replaced the CANT 7’s conventional struts with Warren truss bracing for the wings.

Most of the aircraft produced were used by S.I.S.A, while the Uruguayan Naval Aviation branch used two aircraft for servicing the fleet.

Specifications

Crew

2

Length

8.68 m (28 ft 6 in)

Wingspan

10.50 m (34 ft 5 in)

Empty weight

975 kg (2,150 lb)

Powerplant

1 × Isotta Fraschini V.6 Six-cylinder, water-cooled, in-line piston engine , 187 kW (250 hp)

Performance

Maximum speed

190 km/h (120 mph, 100 kn)

Range

600 km (374 mi, 325 nmi)

Service ceiling

5,500 m (18,040 ft).

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