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: 63.12ft (19.24m)
Width: 86.94ft (26.50m)
Height: 24.25ft (7.39m)
Weight (Empty): 19,290lbs (8,750kg)
Weight (MTOW): 28,010lbs (12,705kg)
Powerplant: 3 x Alfa Romeo 126 RC.34 9-cylinder air-cooled radial piston engine developing 750 horsepower each.
Maximum Speed: 226mph (364kmh; 197kts)
Maximum Range: 1,706miles (2,745km)
Service Ceiling: 26,247ft (8,000m; 5.0miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 0 feet per minute (0m/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