Caproni Ca-97

1st Flight 1927
The Caproni Ca.97 was a utility aircraft produced in Italy in the late 1920s and early 1930s.
Caproni Ca-97
As originally designed, it was a high-wing braced trimotor monoplane of conventional configuration with one engine mounted on the nose and the other two carried on strut-mounted nacelles at the fuselage sides.
Caproni Ca-97
Examples were also produced with only the nose engine or only the two nacelle-mounted engines.
Caproni Ca-97
Military versions were used by the Regia Aeronautica in colonial policing roles, particularly in Libya from November 1929.
Caproni Ca-97
Variants
Ca.97, Ca.97 C.Tr, Ca.97 C.Mo, Ca.97 M, Ca.97 Co, Ca.97 Ri, Ca.97 Idro
Caproni Ca-97
Specifications-
Crew: 1
Capacity: 4-5 crew
Length: 11.35 m (37 ft 3 in)
Caproni Ca-97
Wingspan: 16 m (52 ft 6 in)
Height: 3.5 m (11 ft 6 in)
Wing area: 40 m2 (430 sq ft)
Empty weight: 1,650 kg (3,638 lb)
Gross weight: 2,650 kg (5,842 lb)
Caproni Ca-97
Power plant: 1 × Alfa Romeo Jupiter VIII Ri 9-cyl air-cooled radial piston engine, 370 kW (500 hp)
Propellers: 2-bladed fixed pitch propeller
Performance
Caproni Ca-97
Maximum speed: 230 km/h (140 mph, 120 kn)
Range: 1,000 km (620 mi, 540 nmi)
Service ceiling: 5,750 m (18,860 ft)
Armament
Guns: 2x 7.7 mm (0.30 in) machine-guns in dorsal and ventral positions
Caproni Ca-97
Credits-
Aeroplani Caproni: Gianni Caproni and His Aircraft, 1910-1983–Rosario Abate, Gregory Alegi, Giorgio Apostolo
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