Caproni Ca.313

1st Flight 1939

The Caproni Ca.313 was an Italian twin-engine reconnaissance bomber of the late-1930s.

Its variants were exported to several other countries.

Variants

Ca.312 An enhanced Ca.310 with inline engines.

Sold to Norway.

Ca.313 Prototype A Ca.310 airframe with inline engines in place of previous radial engines.

Ca.313 Production Improved derivative of Ca.310 with inline engines.

Ca.313S Production Export-model Ca.313 for Sweden with 84 aircraft made and delivered in 3 batches.

Swedish variants

Swedish Ca.313s were armed with one 13.2mm m/39 cannon in each wing root and had 8mm M/22’s in the turret and for the ventral gunner.

B 16A Bomber variant.

Had an internal bomb capacity of 500 kg & external bomb capacity of 400 kg with a total capacity of 800 kg.

It was used as a dive bomber.

S 16A Reconnaissance variant.

T 16A Torpedo variant, due to bad workmanship they were never used as torpedo bombers but were converted to reconnaissance planes.

S 16B Designation for T 16’s converted to reconnaissance planes.

TP 16 Transport aircraft.

Specifications

Ca-313

Crew: three

Length: 11.80 m (38 ft 8 in)

Wingspan: 16.65 m (54 ft 7 in)

Height: 3.70 m (12 ft 2 in)

Wing area: 38.9 m2 (419 sq ft)

Empty weight: 4,072 kg (8,977 lb)

Gross weight: 5,672 kg (12,505 lb)

Powerplant: 2 × Isotta Fraschini Delta R.C.35 I-DS , 545 kW (730 hp) each

Performance

Maximum speed: 430 km/h (268 mph, 233 kn)

Range: 1,700 km (1,050 mi, 910 nmi)

Service ceiling: 8,500 m (27,880 ft)

Armament

3 × 7.7 mm (.303 in) Breda-SAFAT machine guns

400 kg (882 lb) of bombs.

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