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Caproni ca 5 IRL
The Caproni Ca.5 was an Italian bomber biplane used during the latter years of World War I, and the last of its series. It was developed in response to fighter aircraft that were able to defend against earlier models, gaining a new wing and fuselage design, and increasingly powerful engines each providing up to 360 horsepower.

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Caproni Ca.5
Vehicle passengers • 1 pilot
• 2 gunners
(3 total)
Vehicle armor None
Vehicle optics Bomb Sight (pilot) Zoom Optics (gunners)
Passenger weapon Revelli heavy machine gun
Second passenger weapon 20mm autocannon
Vehicle speed Moderate
Vehicle maneuverability Low
Operators Allied forces
Barrage Bomber
Main weapon 250kg demolition bomb ×2
Secondary weapon 50kg HE bomb ×8
Sensors Spotting Camera
Firestorm Bomber
Main weapon 10kg fire bomb ×9
Secondary weapon 10kb fragmentation bomb ×16
Countermeasures Wing Emergency Repair
Torpedo Bomber
Main weapon Torpedo
Secondary weapon 115kg demolition bomb ×2
Countermeasures Wing Emergency Repair

The Caproni Ca.5 is a bomber featured in Battlefield 1. Although not used during the Open Beta, its current design is visible in the Customization screen for British Forces. The vehicle has slots for three passengers - one pilot and two gunners.


The Caproni Ca.5 is first seen in Friends In High Places. In Total War, the British squadron of Caproni bombers is ordered to perform bomb run over the German fort, while Clyde Blackburn has to protect them from German fighters and AA guns. Caproni bombers are later seen in Avanti Savoia!, covering Italian offensive and bombing Austrian positions.


The Caproni is the main bomber of Entente forces. The Gotha pilot can drop various kinds of bombs: demolition bombs and high explosive bombs for destroying vehicles and structures, fragmentation and fire bombs for clearing infantry, and torpedos for attacking naval targets. The heavy bombs are impact-fused, while the light bombs explode some time after landing.

A Bomb Sight activated by pressing Aim allows the pilot to line up potential targets. Although imprecise, it automatically adjusts for the altitude and orientation of the plane, and engine speed. A Spotting Camera allows the crew to more easily find targets. An ability seen during the Closed Alpha allows the pilot to drop flares of yet-unknown purpose.

The second seat is assigned to the rear gunner, who uses a heavy machine gun to protect the bomber's rear. The Caproni's rear gun cage can provide the observation gunner with a 360° view, elevated above wing level. However, in the game, the second passenger weapon is restricted to 180° traversal of the rear view of the plane. The twin-boom design of the fuselage also allows the rear gunner to engage attackers below the plane. The third seat is assigned to a nose gunner for attacking ground targets.

The plane's low power-to-weight ratio and low maneuverability can make it difficult to recover if parts are damaged or if speed falls below the stall speed. Its wide wingspan also makes it perilous to maneuver at low altitude or around tall terrain.


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