Caproni Ca 100
Known German Marking
D-EPHQ  D-EQRD  D-EVFD  D-ERTC  D-ERLC  D-ENDW  D-ECAN  D-EPFG  D-EDHQ  D-EQFK   D-EFHR
The Ca.100 (Caproncino, little Caproni, was a nickname, rather than one given by the manufacturer) was based on the de Havilland DH.60 Moth, for which Caproni had a production licence. They revised the wings to create an inverted sesquiplane configuration and also redesigned the tailplane. Otherwise, its wings followed those of the Moth in having no sweep or stagger. It was a wooden framed, fabric covered single engine aircraft with a square section fuselage built around four longerons, with tandem open cockpits. It had a fixed, conventional undercarriage. Fuel was carried, Moth style, in a streamlined tank on the centre section of the upper wing. It first flew in late 1928, piloted by Domenico Antonini, at Milan-Taliedo.
Ca.100s were powered by a variety of engines. The most common of these were the 85 kW (115 hp) Isotta Fraschini Asso 80R and the 108 kW (145 hp) Colombo S.63, both 6-cylinder air-cooled inline engines, and the uncowled 63 kW (85 hp) Fiat A.50 and 104 kW (140 hp) A.54 7-cylinder radials. Other engines in the 60-100 kW (80-135 hp) range included the Walter NZ-85, Farini T.58, Fiat A.53, Fiat A.60 radials and the inline Colombo S.53, Cirrus Major, de Havilland Gipsy, de Havilland Gipsy Major engines.
The Regia Aeronautica received 680 Ca.100s. These were mostly used as primary trainers, though some undertook liaison work. There were exports to Peru and Portugal. Austria received twenty aircraft. Some of these were taken over by the germans after the "Anschluss".
Type
2-seat trainer
Engine
1 Colombo S.63
Dimensions
Length 7,30 m, height 2,75 m, span 10,00 m, wing area 23,4 m2
Weights
Empty  500 kg, max. weight 770 kg
Performance
Max. speed 180 km/h, range 700 km, climb 1,8 m/sec, min., o 3000 m 25 min., speed 75 km, service ceiling 4500 m, range 600 km, take off run 110 m,
Man. nr
Austrian Military
Austrian Civil
German Reg.
History
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German unit                   DNr.
NSFK Gruppe 17            471, 473, 475, 476, 477, 480, 481, 482, 483, 485, 487, 488, 490
Zeugamt in Erding          472, 474, 478, 479, 484, 486, 489
Colours:
Fuselage and struts Darkblue, Wings and tail Silver