Caproni Ca.122

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Ca.122
Caproni Ca.123 photo Le Pontentiel Aérien Mondial 1936.jpg
Caproni Ca.123
Role Bomber and military transport
Manufacturer Caproni
Status Prototypes only

The Caproni Ca.122 was a prototype bomber and military transport aircraft built in Italy in the mid-1930s. It was a conventional low-wing monoplane with fixed undercarriage. Power was provided by twin Gnome-Rhône 14K radial engines. No production ensued for either this or the 28-seat airliner version designated Ca.123.

Specifications (Ca.123)[edit]

General characteristics

  • Crew: three: pilot, co-pilot, and radio operator
  • Capacity: 28 passengers
  • Length: 18.19 m (59 ft 8 in)
  • Wingspan: 27.87 m (91 ft 5 in)
  • Height: 6.00 m (19 ft 8 in)
  • Wing area: 91.6 m2 (986 ft2)
  • Empty weight: 5,300 kg (11,686 lb)
  • Gross weight: 8,800 kg (19,404 lb)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Gnome-Rhône 14K, 650 kW (870 hp) each

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 340 km/h (211 mph)
  • Range: 1,500 km (932 miles)
  • Service ceiling: 7,530 m (27,400 ft)
  • Rate of climb: 0.1 m/s (13 ft/min)

Armament

References[edit]

  • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. p. 234.
  • Thompson, Jack (1963). Italian civil and military aircraft 1930–1945. Fallbrook: Aero Publishers. p. 86.