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The Caproni AP.1 was an Italian monoplane attack aircraft.
The Caproni AP.1 equipped a total of eight squadrons of the assault of the Regia Aeronautica’s assault group.
It took part in the Spanish Civil War, but its unsatisfactory performance led to its quick replacement.
Four examples were acquired by El Salvador for use in the Escuadrilla de Caza, and another seven were sold to Paraguay and used in the Chaco Post war period of 1939-1945.
Another 10 aircraft ordered by Paraguay were diverted to the Regia Aeronautica.
Two single seat fighter prototypes
Initial production version
Second production version
Seven aircraft sold to Paraguay
9.34 m (30 ft 8 in)
13.01 m (42 ft 8 in)
3.00 m (9 ft 10 in)
1,940 kg (4,277 lb)
1 × Alfa Romeo 126 RC.34 , 582 kW (780 hp)
347 km/h (216 mph, 188 kn)
1,500 km (935 mi, 812 nmi)
6,500 m (21,320 ft)
2 × 7.7 mm (.303 in) Breda SAFAT machine guns
1 × 12.7 mm (.50 in) machine gun
500 kg (1,102 lb) of bombs.
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