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Caproni Ca.65

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Unbuilt 3 seat heavy fighter project from 1922/23. Offered in versions with radial or in line engines. It was armed with 3 guns.

Source: Rosario Abate, Gregory Alegi e Giorgio Apostolo, Aeroplani Caproni. Gianni Caproni ideatore e costruttore di ali italiane, Museo Caproni, 1992
 

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Looks err unique? Interesting wing/fuselage configuration for a fighter. I wonder if there any other drawings exists?
 

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Could be very interesting so see more data about this aircraft: dimensions as least ?

The wings and undercarriage looks like a bigger version than the one in the ca.64 fighter.

http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,12071.0.html

and I've seen that engines on another aircraft. Just if I could remember ... ???
 

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Powerplants: S.P.A.6A with 205HP
Span: 15.00m
L: 8,80m
H: 2,60m
Area: 38,0m²
empty weight: 1395kg
loaded weight: 1890kg
Vm: 245Km/h
altitude: 5000m

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Tzoli said:
Looks err unique? Interesting wing/fuselage configuration for a fighter. I wonder if there any other drawings exists?

Certianly does. I've never come across this before. I find the idea of a heavy fighter in the early 20s interesting. Would anyone have any ideas regarding rate of climb?
 

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Maveric said:
Powerplants: S.P.A.6A with 205HP
Span: 15.00m
L: 8,80m
H: 2,60m
Area: 38,0m²
empty weight: 1395kg
loaded weight: 1890kg
Vm: 245Km/h
altitude: 5000m

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Thanks for the data Maveric. The wingspan it's just 1,75 meters more than the ca.64 but it's shorter: 8,80 m vs 9,05 m.
Looks like the Ca.65 was a little heavy fighter or the Ca.64 a big fighter.
 

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Was one of the crew members a navigator (the front gun appears to be fixed in the drawing)?
 

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theponja said:
Thanks for the data Maveric. The wingspan it's just 1,75 meters more than the ca.64 but it's shorter: 8,80 m vs 9,05 m.

That's a question at issue - Ca 64 dimensions. I have another data - 10 m wingspan and 6.84 m length. This is more plausible for 1920s fighter, isn't it?
 

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redstar72 said:
theponja said:
Thanks for the data Maveric. The wingspan it's just 1,75 meters more than the ca.64 but it's shorter: 8,80 m vs 9,05 m.

That's a question at issue - Ca 64 dimensions. I have another data - 10 m wingspan and 6.84 m length. This is more plausible for 1920s fighter, isn't it?

Hi redstar72,

these data are from the same book as for Caproni Ca.64...
 

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redstar72 said:
theponja said:
Thanks for the data Maveric. The wingspan it's just 1,75 meters more than the ca.64 but it's shorter: 8,80 m vs 9,05 m.

That's a question at issue - Ca 64 dimensions. I have another data - 10 m wingspan and 6.84 m length. This is more plausible for 1920s fighter, isn't it?

Yes, it's more plausible and after work a bit with the drawings and dimensions as you can see in the post about the ca.64 the dimensions for the ca.65 are a lot more logical.
 

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Caproni CA-65 3-view from AEROFAN

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From the design of the Ca.65 born also 2 different projects, both never realized, named Caproni Ca.65a and Caproni Ca65b.
Here some pics, always taken from the book "Gli Aeroplani Caproni": (The first 2 are of the Ca.65a, the seconds are of the Ca.65b)
 

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Lucas thanks a lot for the drawings, I'm very interested on this plane. Muchas Gracias ;)

Do you have any detail of the engines on 65a and 65b projects?
 

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I'm sorry but in my source there are very few info about the Ca.65 and all development. Nothing is said about the engine and the technical data only explain the purposed powers and dimensions...
 

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More on the Caproni Ca 65 (there were three versions):
 

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airman said:
Stargazer2006 said:
More on the Caproni Ca 65 (there were three versions):
from which source is these ?

A very old Italian book entitled I Cento Aeroplani Caproni - 1909-1930, by T. L. Barbero, published by Aeronautica.
 

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