Ca.133 file photo [5449]


Primary RoleReconnaissance Aircraft
Maiden Flight1 December 1934


ww2dbaseAlthough initially designed as a civlian airliner, Ca.133 aircraft were soon discovered to be an economical aircraft capable of operating in harsh environments. As transports, reconnaissance aircraft, and even as light bombers, they were very successful during the Second Italo-Abyssinian War of 1935-1936. By the time of the Spanish Civil War in mid-1936, however, they were already deemed obsolete. Nevertheless, over 250 of them remained in service as transports in Italy even during the European War. The last military version of Ca.133 aircraft was retired from Italian service in 1947, while they served the civilian sector until 1956.

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MachineryThree Piaggio Stella VII.C 16 air-cooled radial engines rated at 460hp each
Armament4x7.7mm Breda-SAFAT machine guns, 500kg of bombs
Span21.24 m
Length15.36 m
Height4.00 m
Wing Area65.00 m²
Weight, Empty4,000 kg
Weight, Loaded6,525 kg
Speed, Maximum230 km/h
Speed, Cruising200 km/h
Service Ceiling5,500 m
Range, Normal1,350 km

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