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Most Bizarre Early Flying Machines

1/13 Caproni Ca.60 Noviplano

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The Caproni Ca.60 Noviplano, commonly known as Capronissimo, was a transatlantic airliner prototype designed by the Italian aircraft manufacturer Caproni in 1921. It was estimated that it could accommodate up to 100 passengers. Capronissimo was actually a flying boat, designed strictly for take-off and landing on water, as was typical for most large size aircraft of the time. You could consider it simply a houseboat crossed with an airplane.

While lifting off was not an issue, the plane crash landed on its first flight after reaching a height of just 60 feet. Caproni announced that he would repair it, but the wreckage was later burned overnight.