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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 speed Moderate
Vehicle maneuverability Low
Operators Allied forces

The Caproni Ca.5 is a bomber that will be 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 pilot can drop various kinds of bomb: 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. Unique to the Caproni is a rear gun cage that provides the user with a 360° view, elevated above wing level.

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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