Caproni Ca.309

Caproni Ca.309

infobox Aircraft
name = Ca.309
type = Reconnaissance
manufacturer = Caproni

caption =
designer =
first flight =1937
introduced =
retired =1948
produced =
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primary user = Italian Air Force
more users = Hungary,
developed from =
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The Caproni Ca.309 "Ghibli" was an Italian aircraft used in World War II.


The Caproni Ca.309 was designed by Cesare Pallavicino, based on the Ca.308 "Borea" transport. It was intended to replace the obsolete biplane IMAM Ro.1. It was intended to serve as a reconnaissance and ground attack airplane.

The Ca.309 was a low-wing cantilever monoplane with a piston engine fitted to each wing.

The aircraft was also produced in Bulgaria. That variant, 24 of which were built, was known as the Kaproni-Bulgarski KB 6/KB 309 Papagal.


The Ca. 309 served in Libya during the first part of World War II. After the loss of the African colonies, the surviving planes were returned to Italy, where they were used as transports.



pecifications (Ca.309)

aircraft specifications

plane or copter?=plane
jet or prop?=prop

length main= 12.85 m
length alt= 42.16 ft
span main= 16.20 m
span alt= 53.15 ft
height main= 3.04 m
height alt= 9.98 ft
area main= 38.70 m²
area alt= 416.6 ft²
empty weight main= 1,960 kg
empty weight alt= 4,190 lb
loaded weight main= 2,930 kg
loaded weight alt= 6,460 lb
useful load main=
useful load alt=
max takeoff weight main=
max takeoff weight alt=

engine (jet)=
type of jet=
number of jets=
thrust main= lbf
thrust alt= kN
engine (prop)=Alfa Romeo 115-II 6-cylinder inline engine
type of prop=
number of props=2
power main=390 hp
power alt= 291 kw
max speed main= 250 km/h
max speed alt= 155 mph
cruise speed main=
cruise speed alt=
never exceed speed main=
never exceed speed alt=
stall speed main=
stall speed alt=
range main= 1,050 km
range alt= 652 mile
ceiling main= 4,250 m
ceiling alt= 14,000 ft
climb rate main=
climb rate alt=
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* Guns: 3 x 7.7 mm Breda SAFAT machine guns
*Bombs: up to 330 kg

ee also



similar aircraft=

Ca.306 -
Ca.307 -
Ca.308 -Ca.309 -
Ca.310 -
Ca.311 -

*List of military aircraft of Italy

see also=

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