CANT 22

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CANT 22
CANT 22.jpg
Role Flying boat airliner
Manufacturer CANT
Designer Raffaele Conflenti
First flight 1927
Primary user SISA
Number built 10

The CANT 22 was a flying boat airliner built in Italy in the 1920s and operated by SISA on their Adriatic routes. It was a conventional biplane design with unstaggered wings braced by Warren trusses. The three engines were mounted in nacelles carried in the interplane gap. Accommodation for passengers was provided within the hull, but the pilots sat in an open cockpit. Originally designed to carry eight passengers, an engine upgrade on later examples allowed the addition of two more seats.

Variants[edit]

  • Cant 22 : Eight-passenger flying-boat airliner, powered by three 149 kW (200 hp) Isotta-Fraschini piston engines.
  • Cant 22R.1 : 10-passenger flying-boat airliner, powered by two 186 kW (250 hp) and one 380 kW (510 hp) Isotta-Fraschini piston engines.

Operators[edit]

 Kingdom of Italy
  • SISA

Specifications (22R1)[edit]

General characteristics

  • Crew: Three
  • Capacity: 10 passengers
  • Length: 21.00 m (68 ft 11 in)
  • Wingspan: 16.00 m (52 ft 6 in)
  • Empty weight: 5,000 kg (11,020 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Isotta-Fraschini Asso 500, 380 kW (510 hp)
2 × Isotta-Fraschini Asso 200, 187 kW (250 hp) each

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 201 km/h (125 mph)
  • Range: 600 km (374 miles)
  • Service ceiling: 3,400 m (11,150 ft)

See also[edit]

Related lists

References[edit]

  • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. p. 269. 
  • aerei-italiani.net