Caproni Ca.124

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CA.124
Role Reconnaissance and bomber seaplane
National origin Italy
Manufacturer Societa Italiana Caproni
First flight c.1937
Number built 1?

The Caproni Ca.124 was a 1930s single-engine Italian reconnaissance and bomber seaplane.

Design[edit]

The Caproni Ca.124 was a cantilever mid-wing monoplane of mixed construction. The fuselage was corrugated-skinned and the empennage cantilever and conventional, with the tailplane set at mid-fuselage. The pilot's cockpit was forward of the leading edge. It was a floatplane, mounted on metal floats each attached to the wings by pairs of N-form laterally orientated struts.[1]

The Ca.124 was powered by a 900 hp (670 kW) Isotta-Fraschini Asso XI.RC15, a water-cooled upright V-12 engine, supercharged to maintain power to 1,500 m (4,920 ft). Bombs were contained within the fuselage, below the wing.[1]


Specifications[edit]

Data from Jane's All the World's Aircraft 1938[1]

General characteristics

  • Length: 13.8 m (45 ft 3 in)
  • Wingspan: 18.9 m (62 ft 0 in)
  • Height: 4.6 m (15 ft 1 in)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Isotta-Fraschini Asso XI.RC15 V-12 upright water-cooled piston engine, supercharged
  • Propellers: 3-bladed

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 325 km/h (202 mph; 175 kn)
  • Stall speed: 110 km/h (68 mph; 59 kn)


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Grey, C.G. (1972). Jane's All the World's Aircraft 1938. London: David & Charles. p. 179c. ISBN 0-7153-5734-4.