Caproni Ca.316

1st Flight 1940

The Caproni Ca.316 was a reconnaissance seaplane intended for catapult operations from Italian Navy capital ships.

The basic Ca.310 design was modified with the attachment of large pontoons carried underneath the engine nacelles on streamlined pylons, and a revised nose with extensive glazing on the ventral surface.

14 examples were built, but none entered service.

Specifications

Crew: three

Length: 12.89 m (42 ft 3 in)

Wingspan: 15.87 m (52 ft 1 in)

Height: 5.11 m (16 ft 9 in)

Wing area: 38.0 m2 (409 sq ft)

Empty weight: 4,000 kg (8,820 lb)

Gross weight: 4,804 kg (10,590 lb)

Powerplant: 2 × Piaggio P.VII radial engine , 460 kW (616 hp) each

Performance

Maximum speed: 328 km/h (205 mph, 178 kn)

Range: 1,600 km (1,000 mi, 870 nmi)

Service ceiling: 6,000 m (19,680 ft)

Armament

1 × 7.7 mm (.303 in) Breda-SAFAT machine gun

400 kg (882 lb) of bombs.

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