Caproni Ca.310



Developed in parallel with the Ca.309 Ghibli, the Ca.310 Libeccio (south west wind) reconnaissance / transport aircraft was structurally similar, but had retractable landing gear and was powered by two 460hp/350kW Piaggio P.VII C.35 radial engines.

Export deliveries went to Norway, Peru and Yugoslavia. Yugoslavia also acquired 12 more under the designation Ca.310bis; this variant differed primarily by having an unstepped extensively glazed nose.

The Caproni C.310 World War 2 to be retired by the Italians in 1948.

The prototype of the Ca.310bis served as a development aircraft for the following Ca.311.

Caproni Ca.310 (Libeccio)
Engines: 2 x Piaggio P.VIII C.35, 470 hp
Length: 40.03ft (12.2m)
Width: 53.15ft (16.20m)
Height: 11.55ft (3.52m)
Maximum Speed: 227mph (365kmh; 197kts)
Maximum Range: 1,050miles (1,690km)
Service Ceiling: 22,966ft (7,000m; 4.3miles)
1 x 7.7mm Breda SAFAT machine gun in dorsal turret.
2 x 7.7mm Breda SAFAT machine guns in fixed-firing forward wingroot locations.
Up to 992lbs of internal ordnance.
Accommodation: 3
Hardpoints: 0
Empty Weight: 6,724lbs (3,050kg)
Maximum Take-Off Weight: 10,251lbs (4,650kg)