The CANT 37 and 38 were an Italian reconnaissance flying boat built Italy in the early 1930s.
This was to be the last design from Raffaele Conflenti because in 1930 CNT (the parent company) merged with Stabilimento Tecnico Triestino to form the C.R.D.A (Cantieri Riuniti dell’Adriatico).
The CANT 37 was a classic centre shaped single seat biplane seaplane with a single engine in “Push” configuration.
The hull was characterized by a keel with a v shaped parapet, the aircraft also had three open cabins, one positioned on the bow with a defensive post, the second, a central one that served as an open cockpit protected by a windshield followed by the third one also with a defensive function.
Testing proved it was difficult to handle and it took too long to take off due to excessive weight issues.
This version had a different tail configuration and was lightened.
Due to time constraints and the Design work of the Z.501 Gabbiano, the 38 was scrapped.