Aircraft Photo of Not known | Caproni Ca.44 | USA - Navy | #496181
City / Airport:Hampton - Langley AFBMap
Region / Country:Virginia, United States
Airport Codes:ICAO: KLFI   IATA: LFI   Local: LFI   Other: -
Photo Date:15 November 1918
Photo Photo Archive
Photo ID: 496181
Photo Comment

Assumed to be one of the two Ca.44s built by Standard Aircraft for the US. Navy. In the photo it was being used to test the sea sled as a platform to launch bombers at sea. The sled would support the bomber until it reached flying speed. There was only one attempt, on the day of the photo. When the Caproni failed to fly the project was cancelled as no longer required following the end of World War I. Photo from: National Archives at College Park

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