Caproni early aircraft

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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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