The Caproni saw action in the battle of Vittorio Veneto, the last Italian offensive. Some of the crews were mixed Italians and Americans in the same plane. Imagine the conversations as they were engaged by Austro-Hungarian aircraft.
Capronis proved themselves invaluable supporting special operations on the Italian front.
The design was based upon the Caproni Ca.3 with a significant power upgrade and many other modifications, allowing this heavy bomber to strike fear into the hearts of the enemy. It first flew in 1917 and was retired in 1921. It was armed with several machine gun positions and could carry 533 kg (1,170 lbs) of bombs.