C22J Ventura
Caproni-Vizzola C-22J Farnborough 1982.jpg
Caproni-Vizzola C-22J at Farnborough Air Show September 1982
Role Military trainer aircraft
Manufacturer Caproni Vizzola
First flight 21 July 1980[1]

The Caproni Vizzola C22 Ventura was a light jet-powered aircraft developed in Italy for use as a military trainer. It was of conventional sailplane configuration and bore a family resemblance to the Caproni Calif gliders, although the Ventura had an almost entirely metal structure. The student and instructor sat side by side under an expansive canopy, and weapons hardpoints were provided under each of the slender, high-mounted wings. It had retractable, tricycle undercarriage.[2]

In 1981, Agusta acquired 50% of the C22 programme and proposed a new version, the C22R, which was to have been a reconnaissance aircraft also capable of Forward Air Control and ELINT operations. The basic C22J trainer was exhibited at the Farnborough Air Show in 1980[1] and September 1982, but failed to attract any customers, and the proposed C22R was never actually built.

Specifications (C22J)

Data from Jane's All the World's Aircraft 1982–83[3]

General characteristics

Performance

Armament

References

  1. ^ a b Braybrook 1981, p.59.
  2. ^ Braybrook 1981, pp. 61–63.
  3. ^ Taylor 1982, pp. 141–143.