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Caproni Ca.36

 

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A three-engine biplane bomber of wood and fabric construction, the Ca.36 featured a sectioned wing assembly that could be taken apart into five pieces for easier storage. Armament was 2 x Fiat-Revelli machine guns of 6.5mm or 7.7mm caliber. As a heavy bomber, the Ca.36 could carry up to 1,764 pounds of ordnance. The Ca.36S represented an air ambulance conversion model while the Ca.36M (or "mod") was a model designed to simplify wartime production.
Operators included Italy, the United Kingdom, France and the United States of America.

Caproni Ca.36
Engines: 3 x Isotta-Fraschini V.4B, 150 horsepower
Length: 36.25ft (11.05m)
Width: 74.61ft (22.74m)
Height: 12.14ft (3.70m)
Maximum Speed: 85mph (137kmh; 74kts)
Maximum Range: 372miles (599km)
Rate-of-Climb: 413ft/min (126m/min)
Service Ceiling: 15,892ft (4,844m; 3.0miles)
Armament: 2 x 6.5mm or 7.7mm Fiat-Revelli machine guns, up to 1,764lbs of bombs
Accommodation: 4
Hardpoints: 8
Empty Weight: 5,071lbs (2,300kg)
Maximum Take-Off Weight: 8,378lbs (3,800kg)

 


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