Gregory Alegi - Campini-Caproni
La Bancarella Aeronautica, Torino | 1999 | ISBN: N/A | Italian / English | 31 pages | PDF | 7.65 MB
Ali d'Italia Mini 5
In January, 1931 the Air Ministry had received from Secondo Campini (Bologna 1904-Milan 1980) a proposal for on a new powerplant which promised to offer aircraft very high speed and altitude. This resulted in an Italian manufactured jet propelled aircraft first flown on August 27, 1940 - the second jet aircraft to fly in history and the first to a fly long-distance flight. Even though only two examples were built, one of them in excellent condition survives as a testament to Italian aircraft and powerplant design, engineering and ingenuity. Made possible by the financial investment of Count Gianni Caproni, the CC.1 represented a technological leap forward by the Italian aeronautical industry. A must read for all fans of Italian aircraft.