CANT 26

1st Flight 1928

The CANT 26 was an unusual product of CANT as it was a landplane instead of the usual seaplane types.

It was a two-seat biplane with tail wheel landing gear and powered by a 60 kW (80 hp) engine.

Only seven examples were built, one of which competed in the Challenge 1929 trials, and another of which was temporarily converted into a seaplane.

One aircraft was registered in Argentina as R-183 and it was later sold to an Italian citizen resident in Paraguay, Nicola Bo in 1932.

He sold it to the Paraguayan Military Air Arm.

It received the serial T-6 and it was used as a liaison aircraft during the Chaco War.

It was destroyed in a fatal accident during the war on May 5, 1933, killing Capt. José D. Jara and Lt. Niemann.

Specifications

Crew

2

Length

7 m (23 ft 0 in)

Wingspan

10 m (32 ft 10 in)

Height

2.67 m (8 ft 9 in)

Wing area

26.2 m2 (282 sq ft)

Empty weight

370 kg (816 lb)

Gross weight

650 kg (1,433 lb)

Powerplant

1 × Isotta Fraschini Asso 80 6-cyl air-cooled in-line piston engine, 60 kW (80 hp)

Propellers

2-bladed fixed pitch propeller

Performance

Maximum speed

150 km/h (93 mph, 81 kn)

Stall speed

62 km/h (39 mph, 33 kn)

Range

810 km (500 mi, 440 nmi)

Service ceiling

3,800 m (12,500 ft)

Wing loading

25 kg/m2 (5.1 lb/sq ft)

Power/mass

0.238 kW/kg (0.145 hp/lb)

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