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Italy's CANT Z.1018 bomber

Design

An early design of the CANT Z.1018 was of wood but it wasn't developed. The CANT Z.1018 was of all metal construction.

Production

  • CANT Z.1018:
  • Manufacturer: Cantieri Riuniti dell'Adriatico

Variants

  • CANT Z.1018:
  • CANT Z.1018?: Torpedo version never constructed.
  • CANT Z.1018?: Fighter version never constructed. Armed with seven 20 mm cannons and two machine guns.

Usage

A few CANT Z.1018s were delivered to units right before the Armistice.

Specifications

  CANT Z.1018
Type Bomber
Crew 4
Engine (Type) 2: Piaggio P.XII RC 35
Cylinders Radial 18
HP 1,350 each
Cooling Air
Propeller blades  
Dimensions  
Span 73' 10"
Length 57' 9"
Height 20'
Wing area  
Weight  
Empty  
Loaded 25,400 lb
Performance  
Speed @ 14,700' 325 mph
Cruising speed  
Climb  
Service ceiling 23,800'
Range 830 miles
Armament 5: MG
Bombs 4,400 lb

Sources:

  1. World War II Airplanes Volume 1, Enzo Angelucci, Paolo Matricardi, 1976
20th Century American Military History Crucial Site