Caproni Ca.4 Series

Patterned along the lines of the Caproni Ca.3 series of biplane bombers, the larger triplanes of the Ca.4 series were designed to be more effective in combat. Sometimes armed with up to eight machine guns, these cumbersome bombers were capable of accurately delivering large payloads of bombs to distant enemy targets. Although mainly used at night, they took part in daylight raids towards the end of the war. Of thirty-two Ca.42s manufactured in 1918, six of them were used by the Royal Naval Air Service.

Country: Italy
Manufacturer: Societą di Aviazione Ing. Caproni
Type: Heavy Bomber
First Introduced: 1918
Number Built: 32
Engine(s): 3 Isotta-Fraschini, V-6, liquid cooled inlines, 270 hp [190kW]
Wing Span: 98 ft 1 in [29.9 m]
Length: 42 ft 11¾ in [13.1 m]
Height: 20 ft 8 in [6.3 m]
Empty Weight:
Gross Weight: 14,793 lb [6,710 kg]
Max Speed: 78 mph [126 kmh]
Ceiling: 9,842 ft [3000 m]
Endurance: 7 hours
Crew: 4
Armament: 4 to 8 machine guns
3,197 lb [1,450 kg] of bombs