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Caproni Ca.161
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experimental
Piaggio radial
750 hp
one
27' 1"
26' 9"
2,660 lbs.
3,640 lbs.
n/a
145 mph
1,800 fpm
56,046 feet
120 miles
5/13/36
1936






Experimental Italian Caproni Ca.161 aircraft were produced for the purpose of flying as high as possible. In fact, two of the aircraft hold still standing altitude records.

On October 22, 1938 a Caproni Ca.161 piloted by Mario Pezzi set an altitude record of 17,083 meters (about 56,046 feet).

On September 25, 1939 a Caproni Ca.161 Idro equipped with floats set an altitude record of 13,542 meters (about 44,429 feet).


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