Caproni CA-113

1st Flight 1931
The Caproni Ca.113 was an advanced training biplane produced in Italy and Bulgaria in the early 1930s.
Caproni CA-113
Designed as a follow-on to the Ca.100, it was a more powerful and robust aircraft capable of aerobatics.
Caproni CA-113
It was a conventional design with two cockpits in tandem, single-bay staggered wings of equal span, and main wheels covered by large spats.
Caproni CA-113
The Ca.113’s capabilities were demonstrated by Mario De Bernardi’s win of the aerobatic trophy at the 1931 Cleveland Air Races with engine Walter Castor.
Caproni CA-113
The Ca.113 was also produced in quantity by the subsidiary that Caproni established in Kazanlak, Bulgaria.
Caproni CA-113
Here, it was known as the Chuchuliga and was produced in a number of versions designated KB-2, KB-3, KB-4 and KB-5 in 1938-1939, some of which were armed.
Caproni CA-113
107 of these aircraft were produced, most going to the Bulgarian Royal Air Force, where they saw service until the country was overrun by the Soviet Union in 1944.
Caproni CA-113
Specifications-
Crew: two, pilot and instructor
Length: 7.30 m (23 ft 11 in)
Caproni CA-113
Wingspan: 10.50 m (34 ft 5 in)
Height: 2.70 m (8 ft 11 in)
Wing area: 27.0 m2 (290 sq ft)
Caproni CA-113
Empty weight: 850 kg (1,874 lb)
Gross weight: 1,100 kg (2,205 lb)
Power plant: 1 × Piaggio Stella P.VII C.35 , 276 kW (370 hp)
Caproni CA-113
Performance
Maximum speed: 250 km/h (155 mph, 135 kn)
Range: 300 km (186 mi, 162 nmi)
Caproni CA-113
Service ceiling: 7,300 m (23,950 ft)
Rate of climb: 8.8 m/s (1,730 ft/min)
Caproni CA-113
Credits-
Aeroplani Caproni: Gianni Caproni and His Aircraft, 1910-1983–Rosario Abate, Gregory Alegi, Giorgio Apostolo
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