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Hi! Caproni Ca.140.
http://www.airwar.ru/enc/cw1/ca140.html
"In the middle of the 30th in the factory Aeronautica have developed several versions of the Caproni bomber Ca. 111. One of them became a transport plane for the first time, Ca.140 took off in November 1935 year. From its predecessor, it featured a more powerful engine Isotta Franschini Asso 750 RC40 (900 HP), passenger compartment for 7 people and retractable landing gear.

The single prototype aircraft (MM. 140) was transferred to the Royal Italian air force, but the project did not receive further development."
 

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Hi! Caproni Ca.146.
http://www.airwar.ru/enc/other1/ca146.html
Parallel to the construction of an armed reconnaissance aircraft on firm 127 Ca Aeronautica Caproni developed unarmed light Scout, receiving the designation Ca. 146. She was a high-wing monoplane equipped with wooden double dvenadcaticilindrovym v-engine Isotta Franschini Asso XI RC40 capacity of 840 HP

In 1935 was built only one prototype aircraft, received a military registration MM. 331. During testing the aircraft demonstrated good flying characteristics, but overall failed to interest customers in the Royal Air Force in Italy.
 

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Hi,

here is a two Projects for Ghibli,the first was a Super Ghibli with more powerful engine,
and the second was a mono-engined version.

http://www.alieuomini.it/AJAX/catalogo/dettaglio2_catalogo/36/
 

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hesham said:
here is a two Projects for Ghibli,the first was a Super Ghibli with more powerful engine,
and the second was a mono-engined version.
That single-engined variant was one of two September 1939 studies for a 'Ghibli meteorologico'. The engine was to have been one Isotta Fraschini Gamma inverted V-12.

The other 'Ghibli meteorologico' study was for a twin-engined variant with a nose like that of the more powerful, retractable-gear Ca.311. I'm not sure what engines this twin was to use but they appear to be inverted V-8s. I'm tempted to suggest Hirth HM 508s (1939 is a little too early to be anticipating the Alfa Romeo 121).

After the Ca.309 was proven in combat in Libya, the higher-powered 'Super Ghibli' was designed. It was to have two 280 cv Isotta Fraschini Beta R.C.10 inverted L-6s. In this case, the fuselage nose resembles that of the Ca.316 floatplane of August 1940.

It would be nice to know the designations of these three variants. Plenty of gaps in the Ca.3xx designation list ;)

http://www.flyinglions.eu/storia/aviazione/item/233-caproni-cab-ca-309-ghibli.html
 

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Thank you my dear Apophenia.
 

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During the First World War all these aircraft were designated Ca.4 by the Royal Army, while internally caproni distinguished itself among the different models by referring to the overall installed power. After the war Caproni adopted, retroactively, a new unique designation, adopted here.

Ca.40
: prototype equipped with three isotta Fraschini engines of 200 hp each. This engine proved insufficient.
(The Caproni Ca.40 was a triple-engine heavy bomber developed by the Italian aircraft company Caproni in the late 1900s.
Designated Ca.4 by the Royal Army, the model represented an evolution of the series of biplane veiling trimotors that began with the Ca.31.
The Ca.40 was used by the Royal Army Air Service during World War I as well as its subsequent developments, Ca.41 and Ca.42, the latter also employed by the Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS), the Royal Navy's Air Force (the Navy) British military).

Ca.41: variant for mass production. It differed from the prototype for a fuselage of different section, the absence of the pair of front wheels of the trolley and for tandem piloting posts. The engines installed were typically from 3 Fiat A.12 in line with 210 hp. Few of these models had 250 hp Isotta Fraschini engines. This series was identified within the company as Caproni 750 hp.

Ca.42: Variant with the most powerful Liberty L-12 engines of 400 hp. It maintained the configuration of the Ca.41 with the driver's posts flanked by the Ca.40. The variant was identified within the company as Caproni 1,200 hp. 12 built.
The design of Ca.42 as a whole was the same as that of previous Caporni machines: a wooden frame with linen cladding.
The novelty was eight wheeled chassis trolleys and a large bomb container placed in the center of the lower wing of the sub-body gondola.


Ca.43
: Seaplane variant made in a single model.

Ca.48: Some of the Ca.42 after the conflict were converted as airliners for 18-23 passengers.

Ca.51: A single-model prototype of a larger version of the Ca.40 series. He adopted biplane tailplanes and a tail beard. It was equipped with more powerful Fiat A.14 engines with 400 hp.

Ca.52 : Designation of the 6 Ca.42 built for the Royal Naval Air Service.

Ca.58: Designation of the Ca.48 re-engined with the most powerful Fiat A.14 or Isotta Fraschini V.6.

Ca.59: Designation of Ca.58 for export.
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This drawing shows Ca.41 with Issota engineor. Radiator is interesting.
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Tractor engine radiator shape are different from three side view drawing. Ca.41 or Ca.42? Without bomb container?
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