- Apr 17, 2017
Possibly, the best engine for an Italian carrier capable TSR/TB/Strike aircraft would be a variant of the Isotta-Fraschini W18-cylinder Asso series. By the late-1930s the engine was developing upto 1200 BHP. From what I have read it was a reliable and maintainable engine. In the early-1930s the 750 BHP variant was used in the S.55 flying boat and in the Ca.111 reconnaissance plane, while the 1000 BHP variant was used to power the Ca.90 bomber.