Decio Zorini - C.D.R.A. Cant Z506
La Bancarella Aeronautica, Torino | 1997 | ISBN: N/A | Italian / English | 55 pages | PDF | 10.19 MB
Ali d'Italia 5
The Z.506 was a large 3-engine floatplane originally designed for commercial use, and the "Airone" (Heron) as it was christened would became one of the premier maritime aircraft of WWII. Setting many speed, altitude and distance records prior to the war, the Airone was first used as a level/torpedo bomber and then used for recon and escort duties. It was also produced in an air/sea rescue configuration being flown in this manner by both the Italians and Germans. An attractive floatplane able to land in Force 4 winds and take-off in Force 5 winds.