Caproni Vizzola F.5

1st Flight 1939

The Caproni Vizzola F.5 was an Italian fighter aircraft built by Caproni.

It was a single-seat, low-wing cantilever monoplane with retractable landing gear.

Variants

F.5

Prototype and preproduction aircraft, powered by a Fiat A.74 R.C. 38 radial engine, 13 built, plus a 14th airframe which was completed as the Caproni Vizzola F.4.

F.5bis

One re-engined F.5, powered with an 1175 h.p. Alfa Romeo R.A.I000 R.C.44-la Monsonie (Monsoon) (license-built DB 601A-l) engine.

Specifications

1st Flight 1939

Length: 7.90 m (25 ft 11 in)

Wingspan: 11.3 m (37 ft 1 in)

Height: 3 m (9 ft 10 in)

Wing area: 17.6 m2 (189 sq ft)

Empty weight: 1,850 kg (4,079 lb)

Gross weight: 2,238 kg (4,934 lb)

Powerplant: 1 × Fiat A.74 R.C.38 14-cyl. air-cooled radial piston engine, 649 kW (870 hp) at take-off

Performance

Maximum speed: 510 km/h (320 mph, 280 kn)

Range: 770 km (480 mi, 420 nmi) at 455 km/h (283 mph)

Service ceiling: 9,500 m (31,200 ft)

Time to altitude: 6,500m (21,325ft) in 6min 30s

Armament

Guns: 2 × 12.7 mm (0.5 in) forward-firing Breda-SAFAT machine guns.

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