Caproni Ca.308 Borea

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This article is about the Ca.308 Borea airliner. For the Ca.308 ground-attack aircraft, see Caproni A.P.1.
Ca.308 Borea
Caproni Ca.308.jpg
Role Airliner
Manufacturer Caproni
First flight 1935
Primary user Ala Littoria
Number built 8

The Caproni Ca.308 Borea ("North Wind") was a small airliner built in Italy in the mid-1930s.

Development[edit]

The Ca.308 was a streamlined, low-wing cantilevered monoplane design of conventional configuration. Its undercarriage was not retractable. The mainwheels were fitted with spats.

The prototype, designated Ca.306, was exhibited at the Milan Exhibition of 1935.

The basic design of the Ca.308 subsequently served as the basis for a large family of military aircraft, beginning with the Caproni Ca.309.

Operational history[edit]

The Italian airline Ala Littoria ordered five examples.

The Italian government ordered two aircraft for general-purpose use by its colonial administration in Libya.

All these aircraft received the Ca.308 designation.

Variants[edit]

Ca 306
The prototype, exhibited at the Milan Exhibition of 1935.
Ca 308 Borea
Production aircraft, Seven built.

Operators[edit]

 Kingdom of Italy
 Italy


Specifications (Ca.308)[edit]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Capacity: 6 passengers
  • Length: 12.60 m (41 ft 4 in)
  • Wingspan: 16.40 m (53 ft 10 in)
  • Height: 4.00 m (13 ft 1 in)
  • Wing area: 48.2 m2 (519 ft2)
  • Empty weight: 6,540 kg (14,420 lb)
  • Gross weight: 9,820 kg (21,650 lb)
  • Powerplant: 2 × de Havilland Gipsy Six inline engine, 138 kW (185 hp) each

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 364 km/h (227 mph)
  • Range: 1,200 km (750 miles)
  • Service ceiling: 5,800 m (19,000 ft)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. p. 236. 
  • World Aircraft Information Files. London: Bright Star Publishing. pp. File 891 Sheet 11. 
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