RNoAF Caproni Ca.312 Bis Libeccio

RNoAF Caproni Ca.312 Bis Libeccio


In the picture with serial number 509 and Norwegian camouflage/marks

TYPE: Two eigne scout and bomber plane
AMOUNT IN NORWEGIAN SERVICE: Unsure

ARMAMENT
2× 7.7 mm machineguns - One permanently mounted forward facing in the right wing root
1x 7.7 mm (turnable) swivel in a turret
Bomb load: Max 400 kg bomb load (8x) (The aircraft was equipped with a bomb sight)

TECHNICAL DATA
Wingspan: 16.20m
Lenght: 11.80m
2x 650 hk Piaggio P.X VI RC-35 air-cooled radial engine
Top speed: 430 km/h
Cruise speed: 370 km/h
Range: 1.600 km
Max weight: 5.475 kg
Empty weight: 3.875 kg
Height: 3.03 m
Cruising altitude: 25.590 feet
Crew: 3

HISTORY
The Ca.312 are a upgraded Ca.310 wich is heavier and has more powerful eignes than the Ca.310

The experiences with Caproni Ca. 310 would not have been good. The first four aircraft had had a number of problems, and overall the aircraft type did not meet expectations. It was therefore not relevant to make any further acquisitions, despite the fact that improvements had been made to license production. Instead, a new agreement was negotiated with Caproni/Piaggo. The license agreement was extended to include the Caproni Ca 312, which was constructed on the same principles as the Ca.310, but was heavier and had more powerful engines. In addition, 2 completed Caproni Ca. 312 for delivery in March 1940. Materials were also purchased for license production at Kjeller and 42x 650 Hp engines with propellers were ordered. 16 of these were replacement engines and propellers that had been purchased for the construction of Ca. 310

Now it was urgent to build up a military air force, and in February 1940 another contract was concluded with Caproni for the delivery of an additional 13 Ca.12 for delivery in May and June 1940. The idea was to have two wings with Ca.310 and About 312 operational in June 1940, but on 9 April none of the aircraft had been delivered. However, the Norwegian government-in-exile in London received word from Milan in the summer of 1940 that the first two planes were ready for collection. They were never picked up

A mystery that still does not have a good explanation is that the transport company that had a contract for the transport of aircraft from Italy to Norway, claimed to have delivered two Ca.312bis in crates via rail and car to Kjeller. A likely explanation for this could be that these boxes only contained welded steel hulls for instructional purposes. Kjeller Flyfabrikk had finished welding several hulls before 9 April with mixed results, and was in need of more instructions

PICTRUES

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Ca-312bis-norge hosted at ImgBB — ImgBB (pictrues)

9.April

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The attack on Norway in 1940 (referred to in German with the code name Weserübung-Nord) was the German military attack on Norway on Tuesday 9 April 1940 during the Second World War. The attack was history’s first integrated air, sea and land attack under one command, General Nikolaus von Falkenhorst

KJELLER AIRPORT

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Kjeller Airport is an airport located at Kjeller in Lillestrøm municipality in Viken. Kjeller was Norway’s first military airport, The first flight from Kjeller took place on 21 September 1912.

Kjeller Airport was built in 1912, nine years after the world’s first motorized flight. this makes Kjeller airport one of the world’s oldest airports. The airport was built around a field on the farm Kjeller, and was approximately 40 acres in size. The size resulted in approximately 100 meters of runway, and a few years later this area was expanded to almost 700 metres.

The first plane arrived at the airport in 1912, and was from France. This came in boxes and mounted at Kjeller, and flown a week after

The First World War increased the size of the defense budget, and this resulted in the airport area being expanded from 40 to 650 acres in 1916

in WW2 Kjeller was bombed on 9 April 1940 by German bombers, and the Germans immediately began the expansion and repair of the airfield for their own use

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SOURCES

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Caproni Ca.312 – Wikipedia
https://no.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angrepet_på_Norge_i_1940
Norske militærfly - norske militærfly 1912-2013 | ARK Bokhandel
https://www.nb.no/nbsok/nb/875faad0ce10f0c555453097003172d5?lang=no

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Til_Dovre_Faller
Warthunder_Norway

Yes, but Italy has to get it first

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That is self-saying and the only right thing to do :)

It would be nice to have a new Italian aircraft in the TT, even though I barely play it at all. I would probably like to have it at the same br as the Vultee V-11.