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Caproni Vizzola F.6
The Caproni Vizzola F.6 was a World War II-era Italian fighter aircraft built by Caproni.
It was a single-seat, low-wing cantilever monoplane with retractable landing gear.
Only two prototypes were built, one designated F.6M and the other designated F.6Z.
First prototype, powered by a German-built Daimler-Benz DB 605A engine
Second prototype, powered by an Isotta-Fraschini Zeta R.C.25/60 engine
An extensively revised F.6 powered by a 1,175 h.p. Alfa Romeo R.A.1000 R.C.44-la Monsone, (license-built DB 601A-l) engine.
Development abandoned with the September 1943 armistice.
9.15 m (30 ft 0.25 in) (F.6Z 9.01 m (30 ft))
11.35 m (37 ft 3 in) (F.6Z 11.82 m (39 ft))
3.02 m (9 ft 11 in)
18.81 m2 (202.5 sq ft)
2,265 kg (4,993 lb) (F.6Z 3,348 kg (7,381 lb))
2,885 kg (6,360 lb) (F.6Z 4,092 kg (9,021 lb))
1 × Daimler-Benz DB 605A V-12 inverted liquid-cooled piston engine, 1,099 kW (1,474 hp)
569 km/h (354 mph, 307 kn) at 5,000 m (16,000 ft) (F.6Z 630 km/h (391 mph))
950 km (590 mi, 513 nmi) at 477 km/h (296 mph)
(F.6Z 1,370 km (850 mi))
155.4 kg/m2 (31.4 lb/sq ft)
3 (F.6Z) or 4 (F.6M) × 12.7 mm (0.5 in) forward-firing Breda-SAFAT machine guns.
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