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Is it a boat, a plane… or a train?

November 8, 2007

Caproni Ca.60
Photo: A bit of all the above… but more like a submarine.

“The Caproni Ca.60 Transaereo was a nine wing flying boat intended to be a prototype for a 100 passenger trans-atlantic airliner. It featured eight engines and three sets of triple wings. Two pontoons, mounted on each side, were intended to give the aircraft stability. Only one example of this aircraft was built by Caproni. The prototype only made one short flight on 4 March 1921 over Lake Maggiore in Italy. The aircraft attained an altitude of only 60 feet and crashed shortly thereafter.”

Website: Aviation History

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