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CANT Z-506 B Airone. 1939

Kraków 2020-03-25

00139b Section 1939

CANT Z-506 B Airone

Poland

Torpedo bomber seaplane

Construction

The CANT Z-506 aircraft was designed as a two-float transport seaplane, which is powered by three star engines.

Wings

The wooden structure has three girders. The wings are covered with plywood.

Fuselage

The wooden hull is covered with plywood. The floats are made of duralumin coated with chitonal and are 12.50 meters long. Each float has six chambers.

Engines

Engines: 3 × Alfa Romeo 126 R.C.34 9-cylinder air-cooled radial piston engines, each 560 kW (750 HP). Propellers: 3-blade propellers with variable pitch.

Armament

Guns:

1 × 12.7 mm (0.50 in) Isotta Fraschini-Scotti machine gun

3 × 7.7 mm (0.303 in) machine guns

Bombs:

1,200 kg (2,645 lb) of general ordnance or

1 × 816 kg (1,800 lb) torpedo

Data T-T CANT Z-506

  • Length: 19.24 m (63 ft 1 in)
  • Wingspan: 26.5 m (86 ft 11 in)
  • Height: 7.45 m (24 ft 5 in)
  • Wing area: 86.26 m2 (928.5 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 8,750 kg (19,290 lb)
  • Max takeoff weight: 12,705 kg (28,010 lb)
  • Powerplant: 3 × Alfa Romeo 126 R.C.34 9-cylinder air-cooled radial piston engines, 560 kW (750 hp) each
  • Propellers: 3-bladed variable-pitch propellers
  • Maximum speed: 350 km/h (220 mph, 190 kn)
  • Cruise speed: 299 km/h (186 mph, 161 kn)
  • Range: 1,998 km (1,241 mi, 1,079 nmi) with a 950 kg (2,095 lb) bomb load
  • Endurance: 6 hours 26 minutes
  • Service ceiling: 7,000 m (23,000 ft)
  • Time to altitude: 3,999 m (13,120 ft) in 20 minutes

CANT Z-506. Photo of LAC
CANT Z-506. Photo of LAC

Written by Karol Placha Hetman