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Italy's Cant Z.509 floatplane

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CANT Z.509 floatplane:
Italy's CANT Z.509 floatplane
Aeronautics Aircraft Spotters' Handbook

CANT Z.509 floatplane:
Italy's CANT Z.509 floatplane
Aeronautics Aircraft Spotters' Handbook

Design

The CANT Z.509 was similar to the CANT Z.506 but with better performance.

Floats

The floats were water tight and divided into two compartments.

Specifications

  CANT Z.509 floatplane
Type Transport
Crew  
Passenger  
Engine (Type) 3: Fiat A. 80 RC. 41
Cylinders Radial
Cooling Air
HP 1,000 each
Propeller blades  
Dimensions  
Span 92' 11"
Length 62' 10"
Height 24' 8"
Wing area  
Weight  
Empty  
Loaded 35,200 lb
Performance  
Speed 260 mph
Cruising speed  
Climb  
Service ceiling  
Range 2,500 miles
Armament  

Sources:

  1. Aeronautics Aircraft Spotters' Handbook, Ensign L. C. Guthman, 1943
20th Century American Military History Crucial Site