Caproni Ca.134, the scout.

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Caproni Ca.134

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History.

In 1936 the Ministry of Aeronautics requested the various Italian aeronautical companies to build a new land reconnaissance aircraft. The Caproni participated in the tender with a project called Ca.134. It was evaluated in Guidonia on 23 January 1937, but did not make an excellent impression on the High Command of the Italian Royal Air Force. The aircraft was grounded by seniority on May 11, 1939, and was then most likely scrapped.

Armaments and propulsion.

The aircraft, given its reconnaissance role, had a modest armament consisting of a 12.7 mm Breda-SAFAT Mod.35 machine gun in the fighter and a 7.7 mm Breda-SAFAT Mod.35 machine gun in the rear defensive position in tiltable carriage.
In terms of engine power, the aircraft was powered by a 900 hp Isotta Fraschini Asso XI RC.40 engine positioned at the forward apex of the fuselage and covered by a metal casing cover and combined with a triple propeller.

Specifications.

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Crew: 2
Length: 9.6m
Wingspan: 12.32 m
Height: 3.4 m
Wing area: 32.6 m2
Maximum weight:
2,380 kg
Engine: 1x Isotta Fraschini Asso XI R.C.40 V-12 liquid-cooled piston engine of 900 hp
Maximum speed
486 km/h
Range
1,800km
Service ceiling
7,800 m
Guns: 1x 12.7 mm Breda-SAFAT fixed forward firing synchronized machine gun and 1x 7.7 mm Breda-SAFAT machine gun in a dorsal turret.

Pictures and drawnings.

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Sources.

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https://www.colettiscombataircraft.com/item/caproni-ca-134/
Caproni Ca.134 - Wikipedia
Caproni Ca.134 - Wikipedia
https://www.ilpostalista.it/coll-2/salari18/00.pdf
https://aviadejavu.ru/Site/Crafts/Craft26578.htm
Caproni Ca.134 - Wikiwand
Caproni Ca.134: The right amount of weirdness. | Aviation Rapture

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+1 Great max speed for a biplane

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A beautiful aircraft

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+1 interesting…

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+1

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+1 very peculiar plane, i would love to play it

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+1
One of the coolest biplanes ever made (after Bolton Paul Overstrand)

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Can I disagree on the Bolton Paul? No?
For me is ugly

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I shall allow you to.
This sexy tandem tailed thing is a strong competitor in my list

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