Friday, November 6, 2009

Caproni Calabrone Ca-35-c

1940's, by Arthur, Italy, Military@drawnpatrol

This remarkable aircraft was originally flown between 1946 and 1948 by the belligerent air force units of the newly formed "Aeronautica Militare Italiana".
The Calabrone was a nimble machine with a top speed of 625 mph,
a match for any jet plane of the era.
It was armed with two 40mm. and four 20mm. cannon.
The airframe was of traditional alloy with a good 30mm armour plate protecting the cockpit, power was supplied by a twin row radial/turbo compound engine, capable of 4.200 hp. plus 1.200 lbs of jet thrust.