Caproni Ca.314

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Ca.314
Caproni Ca.314.jpg
Role Bomber/Torpedo bomber
Manufacturer Caproni
Primary users Italian Air Force
Hungarian Air Force
Developed from Caproni Ca.310

The Caproni Ca.314 was an Italian twin-engine monoplane bomber, used in World War II. Derived from the similar Ca.310, it was used for ground-attack and torpedo bomber duties. It was the most extensively built Ca.310 derivative, and included bomber, convoy escort/maritime patrol, torpedo bomber, and ground-attack versions.

Variants[edit]

Ca.314
Ca 314A
Twin-engine bomber aircraft.
Ca 314-SC (Scorta)
Convoy escort, maritime patrol aircraft, 73 built.
Ca 314B
Torpedo bomber aircraft. Also known as the Ca 314-RA, 80 built.
Ca 314C
Ground-attack aircraft, 254 built.

Operators[edit]

 Kingdom of Italy
 Italy
 Hungary

Specifications (Ca.314A)[edit]

Data from Italian Civil and Military aircraft 1930–1945[2]

General characteristics

  • Crew: three
  • Length: 11.8 m (38 ft 9 in)
  • Wingspan: 16.65 m (54 ft 8 in)
  • Height: 3.7 m (12 ft 2 in)
  • Wing area: 39.2 m2 (422 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 4,560 kg (10,053 lb)
  • Gross weight: 6,620 kg (14,595 lb)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Isotta-Fraschini Delta R.C.25 (I-DS) inverted air-cooled V-12 piston engine, 540 kW (724 hp) each

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 395 km/h (245 mph; 213 kn)
  • Range: 1,690 km (1,050 mi; 913 nmi)
  • Service ceiling: 6,400 m (21,000 ft)

Armament

  • Guns:
2 × 12.7 mm (0.500 in) fixed forward-firing Breda SAFAT machine-guns in the wing roots
1 × 7.7 mm (0.303 in) Breda SAFAT machine gun in a dorsal turret
  • Bombs: Up to 500 kg (1,100 lb)

References[edit]

  1. ^ aeroflight
  2. ^ Thompson, Jonathan W. (1963). Italian Civil and Military aircraft 1930–1945. USA: Aero Publishers Inc. ISBN 978-0-8168-6500-0. LCCN 63-17621.