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CANT Z.501 Gabbiano
The CANT Z.501 Gabbiano was a high-wing central-hull flying boat, with two outboard floats.
It was powered by a single engine installed in the middle of the main-plane and had a crew of 4–5 men.
It served with the Italian Regia Aeronautica during World War II, as a reconnaissance aircraft.
During its debut in 1934, it set a world distance record.
It was obsolete by 1940, but was still used throughout World War II, suffering many losses.
A few remained in service with the Regia Aeronautica until 1948.
14.3 m (46 ft 11 in)
22.5 m (73 ft 10 in)
4.4 m (14 ft 5 in)
62.00 m2 (667.4 sq ft)
3,850 kg (8,488 lb)
Max take-off weight
7,050 kg (15,543 lb)
1 × Isotta Fraschini Asso XI R.2C.15 , 656 kW (880 hp)
3-bladed metal propeller
275 km/h (171 mph, 148 kn) at 2,499 m (8,200 ft)
240 km/h (150 mph, 130 kn) at 1,999 m (6,560 ft)
999 km (621 mi, 539 nmi)
2,398 km (1,490 mi, 1,295 nmi)
3 × 7.7 mm (0.303 in) Breda-SAFAT machine guns (initially Vickers), but many had only two when the nose position was removed
640 kg (1,400 lb) carried externally.
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