Macchi M.5

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Macchi M.5
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Role Flying Boat Fighter
Manufacturer Macchi
Designer Buzio & Calzavara [1]
Introduction early 1918 [1]
Primary user ItalianRoundelGreen.png Italy
Number built 240 [1]
Variants Macchi M.7
Engine 160hp Isotta-Fraschini V-4B or
250hp Isotta-Fraschini V-6B
Armament 2×fixed Revelli
Crew 1
Max Speed 189 km/h (117 mph)[2][3][4][5]
Climb 1,000 m (3,280 ft) in 3:30[4]
2,000 m (6,560 ft) in 7:30[4]
3,000 m (9,840 ft) in 12:30[4]
Service Ceiling 4,600 m (15,100 ft)[2][3][4]
Endurance 3:00 [2][3][4]

The Macchi M.5 was intended as a fighter, mounting twin Revelli machine guns in the nose. While most used the same 160hp engine was earlier models, later M.5s used the 250hp Isotta-Fraschini V-6B. It was quite maneuverable for a flying boat. They served from early 1918 through the Armistice. [1]

For a flying boat it was unusually aerobatic and had an advantage over most of its Austro-Hungarian opponents. Together with the Macchi M.7 it equipped 260a, 261a, 286a Cardiaiana and 287a and 288a Squadrilia. [5]

For more information, see Wikipedia:Macchi M.5.

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Official Stats
Damage Dmg Points Max Alt. Climb
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A 15 14 3
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1:350 Scale[edit]

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Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Munson'76, p.165.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Munson'76, p.89.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Munson'71, p.29.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 Lamberton, pp.220-221.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Nowarra, p.160.
Bibliography
  • W.M.Lamberton and E.F. Cheesman. Fighter Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Harleyford Publications Limited, 1960.
  • Kenneth Munson, Fighters 1914-19, Attack and Training Aircraft. New York: MacMillan Publishing Co., Inc., 1976. ISBN 0713707607
  • Kenneth Munson, Flying Boats and Seaplanes since 1910. New York: The MacMillan Company, Blandford Press Ltd., 1971.
  • Heinz J. Nowarra, Bruce Robertson, and Peter G. Cooksley. Marine Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Letchworth, Herts, England: Harleyford Publications Limited, 1966. ISBN 0900435070