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Italy's Caproni Bergamaschi Ca.314 Maritime Patrol

Design

The Ca.314 had more armament then the Ca.313 which it was based on.

Production

  • Caproni Ca.314: 425
    • Manufacturer: Caproni Bergamaschi at Castellamere di Stabia, Ponte San Pietro, and Taliedo
    • Production: 1941 - ?

Variants

  • Ca.314:
  • Ca.314A or Ca.314-SC (Scorta): Convoy escort, maritime patrol.
  • Ca.314B or Ca.314-RA (Ricognizione Aerosiluranti): Torpedo bomber. Carried 17.7" / 45 cm torpedo.
  • Ca.314C (Combattimento): Ground attack. Had two 12.7 mm machine guns in the wings.
  • Ca.315: Was to manufactured in Germany but never was.

Usage

Units

  • Gruppi Osservazione Aerea: 5°, 63°
  • Gruppo Bombardimento Terrestre: 32°
  • Gruppi Combattimenti: 30°, 43°
  • Stormi Osservazione Aerea: 20°, 21°

Specifications

  Ca.314
Dimensions  
Span 52' 11.875"
Weight  
Empty 10,443 lb
Loaded 14,776 lb
Performance  
Speed at 16,400' 253 mph
Cruising speed 237 mph
Service ceiling 27,070
Range 665 miles
  Ca.314A
Type Convoy escort, Maritime patrol
Engine (Type) 2: Isotta-Franschini Delta RC 35
Cylinders Inline, Inverted V-12
HP 730 each
Propeller blades 2
Dimensions  
Span 54' 7", 54' 7.5"
16.65 m
Length 38' 8", 38' 8.6"
11.8 m
Height 12' 1.7", 12' 2"
3.7 m
Wing area 421.96 sq ft, 422 sq ft
39.2 sq m
Weight  
Empty 10,032 lb, 10,053 lb
4,560 kg
Loaded 14,564 lb, 14,595 lb
6,620 kg
Performance  
Speed 245 mph
365 kph
Speed at 13,125' / 4,000 m 245 mph
395 kph
Cruising speed 198 mph, 237 mph
320 kph
Cruising speed at 13,780' / 4,200 m 199 mph
320 kph
Service ceiling 21,000'
6,400 m
Range 1,048 miles, 1,050 miles
1,690 km
Armament 12.7 mm MG
Wings 2: 12.7 mm MG
Dorsal turret 1: 7.7 mm MG
Bombs 705 lb, 1,000 lb, 1,102 lb
320 kg, 500 kg
OR  
Torpedo 1

Sources:

  1. Aircraft of WWII, General Editor: Jim Winchester, 2004
  2. World War II Airplanes Volume 1, Enzo Angelucci, Paolo Matricardi, 1976
  3. The Encyclopedia of Weapons of World War II, Chris Bishop, 1998
  4. Italian Civil and Military Aircraft 1930-1945, Jonathan Thompson, 1963
20th Century American Military History Crucial Site