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Caproni

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Caproni
Fate Unknown
Founded 1908
Defunct 1950
Headquarters Italy
Industry Aerospace
Products Transport aircraft
Bombers
Experimental planes
Air force trainers
Seaplanes

Caproni Ca.316 seaplane at its moorings.
Caproni Ca.316 seaplane at its moorings.

Caproni was an Italian aircraft manufacturer started in 1908 by Giovanni Battista "Gianni" Caproni. It was initially named, from 1911, Società de Agostini e Caproni, then Società Caproni e Comitti. Caproni made the first aircraft of Italian construction in 1911.

During World War I, Caproni developed a series of successful heavy bombers, used by the Italian, French, British and US air forces. Between the world wars, Caproni evolved into a large syndicate named Società Italiana Caproni, Milano, which bought some smaller manufacturers. The main subdivisions were Caproni Bergamasca, Caproni Vizzola, Reggiane and engine manufacturer Isotta-Fraschini.

Between the world wars, Caproni produced mostly bombers and light transport planes. The Societa Italiana Caproni ceased to exist in 1950, although one of its divisions, Caproni Vizzola endured until 1983 when it was bought by Agusta

Aircraft

World War I

Inter-War Period

World War II




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