Caproni Ca.97

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Ca.97
Caproni Ca.97 single engine.jpg
The single-engine version of the Caproni Ca.97.
Role Civil utility aircraft
Manufacturer Caproni
First flight 1927
Number built 13
The trimotor version of the Ca.97.

The Caproni Ca.97 was a civil utility aircraft produced in Italy in the late 1920s and early 1930s. As originally designed, it was a high-wing braced trimotor monoplane of conventional configuration with one engine mounted in the nose and the other two carried in strut-mounted nacelles at the fuselage sides. Examples were also produced with only the nose engine or only the two nacelle-mounted engines.

Variants[edit]

  • Ca.97 : Civil utility transport aircraft.
  • Ca.97 Idro : Twin-float seaplane version.

Operators[edit]

 Hungary


Specifications, single-engine version[edit]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1-2 pilots
  • Capacity: 6 passengers
  • Length: 10.70 m (35 ft 2 in)
  • Wingspan: 15.95 m (52 ft 4 in)
  • Height: 3.35 m (11 ft 0 in)
  • Wing area: 40.0 m2 (431 ft2)
  • Empty weight: 1,500 kg (3,307 lb)
  • Gross weight: 2,495 kg (5,500 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Bristol Jupiter, 373 kW (500 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 225 km/h (140 mph)
  • Range: 1,000 km (621 miles)
  • Service ceiling: 7,400 m (24,280 ft)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. p. 233. 
  • World Aircraft Information Files. London: Bright Star Publishing. pp. File 891 Sheet 09. 

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