Caproni C.H. 1, the competitor of the Fiat C.R.32.

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Caproni C.H. 1.

History.

In 1934 the Caproni Air Force, in competition with Fiat, decided to build an aircraft capable of competing with its competing counterpart, the Fiat CR32. After almost a year of work carried out by the engineer Chiodi Antonio, an aircraft called Caproni C.H.1 came out, and was classified with the surname of the designer (CH) and with the classic company name (Ca). After completing its first flight in May 1935, the aircraft was sent to the Guidonia test field under the Regia Aeronautica banner, but shortly after a few flights, the aircraft suffered an accident due to an oversight by the pilot and the aircraft was seriously injured. It was damaged so much so that the designer himself gave up the idea of continuing the project despite it being promising.

Armament and propulsion.

The C.H.1 was not heavily armed, in fact it mounted two 7.7 mm Breda-SAFAT machine guns synchronized with the propeller. However, the little armament was compensated by the good performance of the vehicle.
The vehicle was equipped with a Piaggio Stella P.IX RC.40 engine, the same as the SM.81 and SM.79, delivering 559 HP which allowed it to reach a speed of 337 km/h, much higher than that of the competitor Fiat CR32. The climb speed of the vehicle that came out was equal to 7.26 minutes to reach an altitude of 4,000 meters. (There are some uncertainties regarding this section but I have done my best)

Specificatons.

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Crew: 1
Length: 7.19 m
Wingspan: 8.60 m
Height: 2.90 m
Wing area: 19.00 m2
Empty weight: 1,400 kg
Gross weight: 2,000 kg
Powerplant: 1 × Piaggio Stella P.IX R.C.40 9-cylinder radial, 559 hp at 4,000 m
Propellers: 3-bladed variable-pitch
Maximum speed: 440 km/h
Cruise speed: 380 km/h
Range: 1,000 km
Rate of climb: 5.51 m/s
Time to altitude: 7.26 minutes to 4,000 m
Guns: 2 × fixed, forward-firing 7.7 mm Breda-SAFAT machine guns

Pictures and drawnings.

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Sources.

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Caproni CH.1: Knew what he was doing. | Aviation Rapture
Caproni C.H.1 - Wikipedia
Caproni CH.1 - Wikipedia
http://www.airwar.ru/enc/fww1/ch1.html
Caproni CH.1
https://www.colettiscombataircraft.com/item/caproni-ch-1/
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Caproni CH.1 | Military Wiki | Fandom
Caproni Chiodi CH 1 - Enrico Calanchini
Caproni CH.1 - RC Groups
Итальянский истребитель Caproni CH.1 – Военное оружие и армии Мира
Italian aircraft – shapingupfuturesdotnet
Caproni-Chiodi CH-1

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+1 would be fine as a new reserve on the left branch

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+1 great research, i didnt know about it, with these info it must be added asap !

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Look, a new Italian reserve plane, it would be fantastic

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