Specifications for the
CANT Z.506 Airone (Heron)
Maritime Reconnaissance / Bomber Floatplane
Focus Model: CANT Z.506 Airone (Heron)
Country of Origin: Italy
Manufacturer: CANT / Piaggio - Italy
Initial Year of Service: 1936
Length: 63.12 ft (19.24 m)
Width: 86.94 ft (26.50 m)
Height: 24.25ft (7.39 m)
Weight (Empty): 19,290 lb (8,750 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 28,010 lb (12,705 kg)
Powerplant: 3 x Alfa Romeo 126 RC.34 9-cylinder air-cooled radial piston engine developing 750 horsepower each.
Maximum Speed: 226 mph (364 kmh; 197 kts)
Maximum Range: 1,706 miles (2,745 km)
Service Ceiling: 26,247 ft (8,000 m; 5.0 miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 0 feet-per-minute (0 m/min)
1 x 12.7mm Breda-SAFAT heavy machine gun in dorsal turret.
2 x 7.7mm Breda-SAFAT machine guns in beam fuselage positions.
1 x 7.7mm Breda-SAFAT machine gun in ventral position.
Up to 2,600lbs of conventional drop bombs OR 1 x 1,800lb torpedo.
Z.506 - Base Series Designation; original one-off prototype model.
Italy; Nazi Germany; Poland; Spain; United Kingdom