Z.1007 file photo [3327]

Z.1007 Alcione

CountryItaly
ManufacturerCantiere Navale Triestino
Primary RoleMedium Bomber
Maiden Flight1 March 1937

Contributor:

ww2dbaseThe Z.1007 Alcione three-engined medium bombers entered production in 1938 and saw WW2 action in Britain, Greece, and in the Mediterranean Sea. Poor performance and inadequate defensive armament made them extremely vulnerable to hostile interceptors. To remedy the performance problem, aircraft of the "ter" variant which began production in 1943 were equipped with slightly more powerful engines, but the productions numbers were too few to make any difference. During the course of the war, 560 were built. After the Italian surrender, these bombers continued to serve with both Allied and Axis factions.

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Last Major Revision: Apr 2007

SPECIFICATIONS

bis
MachineryThree Piaggio P.XI RC.40 radial engines rated at 1,000hp each
Armament2x12.7mm Breda-SAFAT machine guns, 2x7.7mm Breda-SAFAT machine guns
Crew5
Span24.80 m
Length18.35 m
Height5.22 m
Wing Area70.00 m
Weight, Empty9,396 kg
Weight, Maximum13,621 kg
Speed, Maximum455 km/h
Speed, Cruising338 km/h
Service Ceiling7,500 m
Range, Normal1,795 km

ter
MachineryThree Piaggio P.XIX RC.45 radial engines rated at 1,175hp each
Armament2x12.7mm Breda-SAFAT machine guns, 2x7.7mm Breda-SAFAT machine guns
Crew5
Span24.80 m
Length18.35 m
Height5.22 m
Wing Area70.00 m
Weight, Empty9,396 kg
Weight, Maximum13,621 kg
Speed, Maximum547 km/h
Service Ceiling10,000 m
Range, Normal1,795 km

Photographs

Z.1007 aircraft in flight, photo 1 of 2Z.1007 aircraft in flight, photo 2 of 2




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