Caproni Ca.22/Ca.23/Ca.24

The Caproni Ca.22 was a single-engine monoplane made by the Italian company Aeronautica Caproni in 1913.

The Ca.22 in 1913 obtained various world records of height and ascent.

A single aircraft was developed for research purposes to study the characteristics of an aircraft equipped with an angle wing of variable incidence.

Variants

Ca.22

Single-engine monoplane with variable-incidence main planes, powered by an80 hp (60 kW) Gnome Lambda rotary engine

Ca.23

Fixed incidence wing, 100 hp (75 kW) Fiat engine.

Ca.24

Fixed incidence wing, 100 hp (75 kW) Gnome 9 Delta engine, produced in series.

Specifications

Crew

2

Capacity

2 passengers

Length

8 m (26 ft 3 in)

Wingspan

14.14 m (46 ft 5 in)

Height

3.5 m (11 ft 6 in)

Wing area

29.18 m2 (314.1 sq ft)

Empty weight

480 kg (1,058 lb)

Gross weight

980 kg (2,161 lb)

Powerplant

1 × Gnome Lambda 9-cylinder air-cooled rotary piston engines, 60 kW (80 hp)

Propellers

2-bladed fixed pitch propellers

Performance

Maximum speed

125 km/h (78 mph, 67 kn)

Cruise speed

60 km/h (37 mph, 32 kn)

Endurance

5 hours

Service ceiling

5,200 m (17,100 ft)

Rate of climb

1.66 m/s (327 ft/min).

 

 

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