Caproni Ca312

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Description: The Caproni Ca132 was an Italian twin-engine recon/light bomber of the thirties. It was developed by the Italian industry Caproni from the already existing Ca310; the main change was the installation of new engines, one of the main issues of the previous aircraft. The first prototype, a converted Ca310, made its first flight back in 1938. After the first flight tests, it was presented to the Regia Aeronautica at the Guidonia air base. Thanks to its good performances, the Regia Aeronautica ordered a total of 96 units, but later the interest was redirected to the Ca311 and 313 and the order was converted. Caproni didn’t give up and tried to export the new light bomber. The first country that showed interest was Norway, followed by Belgium. Norway ordered two modified Ca312, designated as Ca312 bis. The first two units were delivered by Caproni, and the Norwegian Air Force planned to build 13 more locally, but the occupation by the German forces in 1940 stopped this opportunity. The same happened in Belgium; an order of 24 units was placed, but the country was occupied by the Germans in 1940, and the Belgian C312 was never delivered. Instead, they were given to the Regia Aeronautica, which used the 24 units for Belgium in the African Theatre. It is unknown if any unit was still operational after the armistice or if any survived the war.

Why it should be in game: It will be an upgraded Ca310, it could be a good light bomber option foldered with it’s broter at 1.0.

Specifications

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Length: 12.20 m
Wingspan: 16.20 m
Height: 3.52 m
Wing surface area: 38.70 m2
Empty weight: 3,400 kg
Full weight: 5,000 kg
Propulsion: 2x radial Piaggio P.XVI R.C.35 engine with 700 HP (537 kW) each
Maximum speed: 430 km/h
Climb speed: 444 m/min
Autonomy: 1,550 km
Tangency: 7 800 m
Note data referring to the Ca.312 version

Armaments

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Machineguns/cannons
3x 7.7 mm Breda Safat Machinegun
Up to 450 kg of bombs
10x 12 kg bombs
10x 15 kg bombs
10x 20 kg bombs
6x 50 kg bombs
4x 100 kg bombs
(same as Ca310)

Sources

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Caproni Ca.312 - Wikipedia
AvioBlog - Il Caproni Ca.313 fu un aereo militare bimotore e monoplano ad ala bassa
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https://www.belgian-wings.be/caproni-312
Caproni Ca.312 : Caproni / Caproni Bergamaschi / Caproni Vizzola

Pictures

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Yes +1.

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+1. Sooner or later they will add a Caproni!

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+1 cute, for sure fun to play

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+1 we need more italian ww2 planes

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