Caproni Ca.316

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 by 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.

Caproni Ca.316
Class Aircraft
Type Reconnaissance
Manufacturer Caproni, Milan
Origin Italy
Country Name Origin Year
Italy 1940
ManufacturerName Production From Production To Quantity
Caproni, Milan 14 View

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


General characteristics

  • Crew: 3
  • 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 (343 hp) each

Performance

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

Armament

  • 1 × 7.7 mm (.303 in) Breda-SAFAT machine gun
  • 400 kg (882 lb) of bombs

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