The Aerodrome Home Page
Aces of WWI
Aircraft of WWI
Books and Videos
The Aerodrome Forum
WWI Web Sites
Medals & Decorations
Search The Aerodrome
Today in History

Caproni Ca.33
Developed in late 1916, the Caproni Ca.3 biplane bomber used the same airframe and landing gear as its predecessors, the Ca.1 and Ca.2. With more powerful engines, improved performance and increased bomb capacity, the Ca.3 bomber series was produced in large numbers and remained in service until the end of the war. In 1918 it was joined at the front by the Caproni Ca.4 series.
Caproni Ca.42 Specifications
Country: Italy
Manufacturer: Società di Aviazione Ing. Caproni
Type: Heavy Bomber
Entered Service: 1917
Number Built: 509
Engine(s): 3 Isotta-Fraschini, V.4B, liquid cooled, 150 hp
Wing Span: 74 ft 6 in
Length: 36 ft 3 in
Height: 12 ft 7 in
Empty Weight:
Gross Weight: 8,400 lb
Max Speed: 86 mph
Ceiling: 15,912 ft (4,850 m)
Endurance: 3.5 hours
Crew: 4
Armament: 2 to 4 machine guns
1,760 lb of bombs
Aces · Aircraft · Books · Forum · Help · Links · Medals · Search · Today