Caproni Ca.308 Borea

The Caproni Ca.308 Borea ("North Wind") was a small airliner built in Italy in the mid-1930s.

Ca.308 Borea
Role Airliner
Manufacturer Caproni
First flight 1935
Primary user Ala Littoria
Number built 8

Development

The Ca.308 was a streamlined, low-wing cantilevered monoplane design of conventional configuration. Its undercarriage was not retractable. The mainwheels were fitted with spats.

The prototype, designated Ca.306, was exhibited at the Milan Exhibition of 1935.

The basic design of the Ca.308 subsequently served as the basis for a large family of military aircraft, beginning with the Caproni Ca.309.

Operational history

The Italian airline Ala Littoria ordered five examples.

The Italian government ordered two aircraft for general-purpose use by its colonial administration in Libya.

All these aircraft received the Ca.308 designation.

Variants

Ca 306
The prototype, exhibited at the Milan Exhibition of 1935.
Ca 308 Borea
Production aircraft, Seven built.

Operators

 Kingdom of Italy
 Italy


Specifications (Ca.308)

Data from European Transport Aircraft since 1910[1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 3
  • Capacity: 7 passengers
  • Length: 12.87 m (42 ft 3 in)
  • Wingspan: 16.20 m (53 ft 2 in)
  • Height: 3.25 m (10 ft 8 in) [3]
  • Wing area: 38.4 m2 (413 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 1,700 kg (3,748 lb)
  • Gross weight: 2,600–2,700 kg (5,732–5,952 lb)
  • Powerplant: 2 × de Havilland Gipsy Six six-cylinder inline engine, 150 kW (200 hp) each

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 246 km/h (153 mph, 133 kn)
  • Cruise speed: 340 km/h (210 mph, 180 kn)
  • Range: 1,200 km (750 mi, 650 nmi)
  • Service ceiling: 5,000 m (16,000 ft)
  • Rate of climb: 4.30 m/s (846 ft/min) [3]

See also

References

  • Stroud, John (1966). European Transport Aircraft since 1910. London: Putnam. OCLC 895249324.
  • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. p. 236.
  • Thompson, Jonathon (1963). Italian Civil and Military Aircraft 1930–1945. Aero Publishers, Inc. ISBN 0-8168-6500-0.
  • World Aircraft Information Files. London: Bright Star Publishing. pp. File 891 Sheet 11.
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