Caproni Ca.355 Tuffo

1st Flight 1941

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

Variants

Ca.355, Ca.355 Twin-Tail, Ca.357, Ca.358.

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)

Power plant: 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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