Breda Zappata Bomber

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  1. MANTUS

    MANTUS New Member

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    Filippo Zappata, responsible far the C.R.D.A. Cant series of bombers, joined the Breda design staff in 1941, and was subsequently responsible far several interesting projects, few of which were actually built. His first design under Breda auspices was the Bz 301 long-range, all-metal medium bomber derived from the Cant Z.1018 but not built. The Bz 302 was a projected twin-engined heavy fighter of all-metal construction abandoned in favour of the Bz 303 night fighter. The Bz 303 was a sleek two-seat, low-wing monoplane of mixed construction with twin fins and rudders. Power was provided by two 1,450-h.p. Piaggio P.XV R.C.60j2V radials, and the exceptionally heavy armament of eight 20-mm. Mauser cannon (four firing forwards and four firing to the rear) and a 12.7-mm. machine gun in a dorsal position. Maximum speed was 360 m.p.h., and range was 963 miles. The sole prototype was destroyed by the Germans.

    Other Zappata projects included the Bz 304 twin-engined attack bomber, the Bz 305 four-engined troop and cargo transport, the Bz 306 four-engined long-range bomber, and the Bz 401 light reconnaissance-bomber seaplane. No prototypes of these aircraft were completed.
    Italian Aircraft 1939-45

    I found this article on projects Breda Zappa.
    Talk of a whole family of aircraft:
    Bz 301 medium bomber
    Bz 302 heavy fighter
    Bz 303 night fighter
    Bz 304
    Bz 305
    Bz 306
    Does anyone have information, data (size, performance, equipment) and drawings of these aircraft, especially the last three of which I was not aware of?
     
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    Hi,

    Breda BZ-408 : was a project for float version of BZ-308 transport aircraft.
     
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    Hi Mantus;

    BZ-304 was a ground attack and anti-tank fighter
    BZ-305 was four engined transport aircraft
    BZ-306 was four engined heavy bomber
     
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    B.Z.303
    design data
    2 Piaggio XV RC60 engines 1450 CV at 6,000 meters
    Max speed 580 km/h at 7,000 mtrs
    climb to 4 km 7'15'', climb to 6 km 11'
    ceiling 10,300
    range 1,500 km cruising at 464 km/h with 1,410 kg of fuel
    Empty weight 8,000 kg loaded weight 11,000
    wing span 20.7 wing area 59 sqm lenght 16.98
    8 12.7 mg in the nose (250 round each) and 1 in the rear (350 rounds)
    max bomb load (underwings) 2x 820 kg, or a Torpedo under airframe

    i've same data also for B.Z.301
     
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