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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.4

Production

  • Caproni Ca.314: 4252
    • Manufacturer: Caproni Bergamaschi at Castellamere di Stabia, Ponte San Pietro, and Taliedo4
    • Production: 1941 - ?4

Variants

  • Ca.314:
  • Ca.314A or Ca.314-SC (Scorta): Convoy escort, maritime patrol.3,4
  • Ca.314B or Ca.314-RA (Ricognizione Aerosiluranti): Torpedo bomber.3,4 Carried 17.7" / 45 cm torpedo.4
  • Ca.314C (Combattimento): Ground attack.3 Had two 12.7 mm machine guns in the wings.4
  • Ca.315: Was to manufactured in Germany but never was.4

Usage

Units

  • Gruppi Osservazione Aerea: 5°, 63°4
  • Gruppo Bombardimento Terrestre: 32°4
  • Gruppi Combattimenti: 30°, 43°4
  • Stormi Osservazione Aerea: 20°, 21°4

Specifications

  Ca.314
Dimensions  
Span 52' 11.875"4
Weight  
Empty 10,443 lb4
Loaded 14,776 lb4
Performance  
Speed at 16,400' 253 mph4
Cruising speed 237 mph4
Service ceiling 27,0704
Range 665 miles4
  Ca.314A
Type Convoy escort1,3, Maritime patrol1,3
Engine (Type) 2: Isotta-Franschini Delta RC 351,3
Cylinders Inline1, Inverted V-123
HP 730 each1,3
Propeller blades 21
Dimensions  
Span 54' 7"1, 54' 7.5"3
16.65 m1,3
Length 38' 8"1, 38' 8.6"3
11.8 m1,3
Height 12' 1.7"3, 12' 2"1
3.7 m1,3
Wing area 421.96 sq ft3, 422 sq ft1
39.2 sq m1,3
Weight  
Empty 10,032 lb1, 10,053 lb3
4,560 kg1,3
Loaded 14,564 lb1, 14,595 lb3
6,620 kg1,3
Performance  
Speed 245 mph1
365 kph1
Speed at 13,125' / 4,000 m 245 mph3
395 kph3
Cruising speed 198 mph1, 237 mph4
320 kph1
Cruising speed at 13,780' / 4,200 m 199 mph3
320 kph3
Service ceiling 21,000'1,3
6,400 m1,3
Range 1,048 miles1, 1,050 miles3
1,690 km1,3
Armament 12.7 mm MG2
Wings 2: 12.7 mm MG1,3
Dorsal turret 1: 7.7 mm MG1,3
Bombs 705 lb1, 1,000 lb2, 1,102 lb3
320 kg1, 500 kg3
OR  
Torpedo 12

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
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