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Caproni Ca.405 Procellaria
In 1938, Caproni was ordered a special version of the aircraft for the ”Istres – Damascus – Paris” race.
It was a modification of the Piaggio P.32bis bomber with a long range for setting records and a narrow fuselage, it was called Caproni-Reggaine Ca.405 Procellaria.
A contract was signed for the construction of two aircraft.
Both were scrapped during conversion to light bombers, this was due to Italy’s entry into World War II.
5 or 6
16.3 m (53 ft 6 in)
18 m (59 ft 1 in)
5.1 m (16 ft 9 in)
60 m2 (650 sq ft)
5,738 kg (12,650 lb)
7,335 kg (16,170 lb)
2 × Isotta-Fraschini Asso XI R.C. V-12 liquid-cooled piston engines, 610 kW (820 hp) each
3-bladed variable-pitch propellers
400 km/h (250 mph, 220 kn) at 5,000 m (16,404 ft)
126 km/h (78 mph; 68 kn)
1,950 km (1,210 mi, 1,050 nmi)
7,000 m (23,000 ft)
Time to altitude
4,000 m (13,123 ft) in 15 minutes
5 × 7.7 mm (0.303 in) Breda-SAFAT machine guns
1,600 kg (3,527 lb) of bombs.
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