Thursday, October 28, 2010

Invincible Caproni

This fragile airplane, designed by Rodolfo Verduzio, is still holding the world altitude record for piston-engine planes, set on October 22, 1938: 17,083 m (56,047 ft).
The plane is Caproni Ca.161bis.
The aviator who set the record is Lieut.-Col. Mario Pezzi.

Images: enricopezzi.it, x-planes

2 comments:

Pablo J. Álvarez said...

Days for valor, adventure, and risk, when the people conquest new frontiers.

Warren Zoell said...

I love big ungainly looking aircraft.