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Italy's Caproni Ca.312 floatplane

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  • Caproni Ca.312 floatplane
  • Caproni Ca.312 floatplane

Design

The Caproni Ca.312 was the floatplane version of the Ca.311.1

Variants

  • Caproni Ca.312?: Reconnaissance and bombing model.1
  • Caproni Ca.312?: Torpedo bomber model.1
  • Ca.312: Experimental based on the Ca.310.2 Had Piaggio engines and ordered by Belgium and Norway.2
  • Ca.312 I.S.: Proposed twin float torpedo bomber.2

Usage

Norway ordered twelve Ca.312s in 1939 but none were delivered.2

North Africa

A few of the Ca.312s served in North Africa.2

Specifications

  Ca.312
Type Bomber1, Reconniassance1, Torpedo Bomber1
Engine (Type) 2: Piaggio P. XVI1
2: Piaggio P.XVI R.C.352
Cylinders Radial1,2
HP 630 each1, 650 each2
Propeller blades 32
Dimensions  
Span 53' 10"1
Length 43' 11"1
Weight  
Loaded 12,350 lb1
Performance  
Speed 240 mph1
Range 540 miles1
  Ca.312 I.S.
Dimensions  
Length 43' 11.5"2

Sources:

  1. Aeronautics Aircraft Spotters' Handbook, Ensign L. C. Guthman, 1943
  2. Italian Civil and Military Aircraft 1930-1945, Jonathan Thompson, 1963
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