Caproni Ca.316

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Role Reconnaissance floatplane
Manufacturer Caproni
First flight 14 August 1940
Number built 14
Developed from Caproni Ca.310

The Caproni Ca.316 was a reconnaissance seaplane produced in Italy during World War II, intended for catapult operations from Italian Navy capital ships. It was a member of the large family of Caproni designs derived from the Ca.306 airliner prototype of 1935, and more directly a modification of the Ca.310 Idro seaplane.

The basic Ca.310 design was modified with the attachment of large pontoons carried underneath the engine nacelles on streamlined pylons, and a revised nose with extensive glazing on the ventral surface.

14 examples were built, but none entered service.


General characteristics

  • Crew: three
  • Length: 12.89 m (42 ft 3 in)
  • Wingspan: 15.87 m (52 ft 1 in)
  • Height: 5.11 m (16 ft 9 in)
  • Wing area: 38.0 m2 (409 ft2)
  • Empty weight: 4,000 kg (8,820 lb)
  • Gross weight: 4,804 kg (10,590 lb)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Piaggio P.VII radial engine, 460 kW (616 hp) each


  • Maximum speed: 328 km/h (205 mph)
  • Range: 1,600 km (1,000 miles)
  • Service ceiling: 6,000 m (19,680 ft)



  • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. p. 237. 
  • World Aircraft Information Files. London: Bright Star Publishing. pp. File 891 Sheet 11. 
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