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Caproni Ca.311

Role Reconnaissance bomber
Manufacturer Caproni
First flight April 1939
Primary user Regia Aeronautica
Number built 335

The Caproni Ca.311 was a light bomber-reconnaissance aircraft produced in Italy prior to and during World War II. It was a member of the large family of Caproni designs derived from the Ca.306 airliner prototype of 1935, and more directly a modification of the Ca.310 bomber. As with other related types, it was a low-wing cantilever monoplane of conventional design. This particular design incorporated the Ca.310's retractable main undercarriage, as well as the heavily-glazed nose that had been tested on the Ca.310bis prototype. New features included a relocation of the dorsal turret to a position immediately aft of the cockpit, and additional glazing throughout the fuselage.

From 1940, this aircraft began to replace the IMAM Ro.37 in service, completing this process the following year.


  • Ca.311 - Twin-engined reconnaissance bomber aircraft.
  • Ca.311M (Modificato - "Modified") - version with less glazing


 Independent State of Croatia
 Kingdom of Yugoslavia
  • Yugoslav Royal Air Force
  • SFR Yugoslav Air Force - Postwar.

Specifications (Ca.311)

General characteristics

  • Crew: 3
  • Length: 11.74 m (38 ft 6 in)
  • Wingspan: 16.20 m (53 ft 2 in)
  • Height: 3.69 m (12 ft 1 in)
  • Wing area: 38.4 m2 (413 ft2)
  • Empty weight: 3,460 kg (7,630 lb)
  • Gross weight: 4,822 kg (10,630 lb)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Piaggio Stella P.VII C.35 7-cyl. radial engines, 350 kW (470 hp) each


  • Maximum speed: 307 km/h (191 mph)
  • Range: 1,600 km (1,000 miles)
  • Service ceiling: 7,400 m (24,300 ft)
  • 1 × fixed, forward-firing 7.7 mm (.303 in) Breda-SAFAT machine gun in port wing
  • 1 × 7.7 mm (.303 in) Breda-SAFAT machine gun in dorsal turret
  • 1 × flexible, rearward-firing 7.7 mm (.303 in) Breda-SAFAT machine gun in ventral hatch
  • 400 kg (880 lb) of bombs
  • See also


    • Уголок неба

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