Caproni CA-314

1st Flight 1940
The Caproni Ca.314 was an Italian twin-engine monoplane bomber, used in World War II.
Caproni CA-314
Derived from the similar Ca.310, it was used for ground-attack and torpedo bomber duties.
Caproni CA-314
It was the most extensively built Ca.310 derivative, and included bomber, convoy escort / maritime patrol, torpedo bomber and ground-attack versions.
Caproni CA-314
Variants
Ca.314, Ca 314A, Ca 314-SC, Ca 314B, Ca 314-RA, Ca 314C
Caproni CA-314
Specifications-
Crew: three
Length: 11.8 m (38 ft 9 in)
Wingspan: 16.65 m (54 ft 8 in)
Height: 3.7 m (12 ft 2 in)
Wing area: 39.2 m2 (422 sq ft)
Empty weight: 4,560 kg (10,053 lb)
Gross weight: 6,620 kg (14,595 lb)
Caproni CA-314
Power plant: 2 × Isotta-Fraschini Delta R.C.25 (I-DS) inverted air-cooled V-12 piston engine, 540 kW (724 hp) each
Caproni CA-314
Performance
Maximum speed: 395 km/h (245 mph, 213 kn)
Range: 1,690 km (1,050 mi, 910 nmi)
Service ceiling: 6,400 m (21,000 ft)
Caproni CA-314
Armament
Guns:
2 × 12.7 mm (0.500 in) fixed forward-firing Breda SAFAT machine-guns in the wing roots
1 × 7.7 mm (0.303 in) Breda SAFAT machine gun in a dorsal turret
Bombs: Up to 500 kg (1,100 lb)
Caproni CA-314
Credits-
Ali d’Italia 24: Caproni Ca.311/314
Italian Civil and Military Aircraft 1930-1945-Jonathan Thompson
Aeroplani Caproni: Gianni Caproni and His Aircraft, 1910-1983–Rosario Abate, Gregory Alegi, Giorgio Apostolo
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