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 monoplane, twin-engine bomber aircraft 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: 3
  • 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 (20,997 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. OCLC 63–17621.