Caproni Ca.355 Tuffo

The Caproni Ca.355 Tuffo was a low wing single-engine dive bomber, which never proceeded beyond a single prototype.

Variants

Ca.355

Main variant, one prototype built.

Ca.355 Twin-tail

A proposed variant with two engines in a push-pull configuration, the rear engine mounted between twin tail booms.

The Daimler-Benz DB 601 or Isotta Fraschini Delta were proposed as powerplants.

Caproni Ca.357

Proposed variant with Daimler-Benz DB601 engine

Caproni Ca.358

Proposed variant with Isotta Fraschini Zeta engine

Specifications

Crew

Two

Length

9.93 m (32 ft 7 in)

Wingspan

12.96 m (42 ft 6 in)

Empty weight

1,980 kg (4,365 lb)

Gross weight

3,050 kg (6,724 lb)

Powerplant

1 × Isotta Fraschini Delta IV R.C.35 liquid-cooled V12 engine, 625 kW (850 hp) take-off power

Propellers

3-bladed bladed constant speed

Performance

Maximum speed

490 km/h (300 mph, 260 kn) at 7,400 m

Cruise speed

380 km/h (240 mph, 210 kn)

Range

1,025 km (637 mi, 553 nmi)

Armament

Guns

2× 7.7 mm or 12.7 mm Breda-SAFAT machine guns in the wings

1× 7.7 mm Breda-SAFAT machine gun in the dorsal pannier

Bombs

400 kg (800 lb) under wings and fuselage.

 

 

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