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The Caproni Ca.66 was an Italian night bomber designed to re-equip the post-World War I Italian Air Force.
Only two examples of the four-engine biplane were built.
The Ca.66 carried ten 100 kg (220 lb) bombs on a rack controlled by the co-pilot.
The front gunner had a 7.7 mm (0.303 in) machine gun on a flexible mount, as did the dorsal gunner who also had a rearward, downward firing gun.
12.50 m (41 ft 0 in) length of rectangular fuselage only, excluding ovoid nose and the rudder
17 m (55 ft 9 in) slight underestimate
25 m (82 ft 0 in) including ailerons
5.60 m (18 ft 4 in)
143 m2 (1,540 sq ft) excluding ailerons
3,520 kg (7,760 lb)
5,500 kg (12,125 lb)
4 × SPA 6A 6-cylinder water-cooled inline, 150 kW (200 hp) each
180 km/h (110 mph, 97 kn) at ground level
87 km/h (54 mph, 47 kn)
4 hr with 1,000 kg (2,200 lb)
4,500 m (14,800 ft) service
Time to altitude
9 min 42 s to 2,000 m (6,600 ft)
3 × 7.7 mm (0.303 in) machine guns,
1 in nose on flexible mount and 1 similar in dorsal position together with a rear firing gun.
10×100 kg (220 lb).
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