Macchi M.12

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Macchi M.12
Role Flying Boat
Manufacturer Macchi
Introduction late 1918
Primary user ItalianRoundelGreen.png Italy
Wingspan 17.0 m (55 ft 9 in)[1]
Engine 450hp Ansaldo-San Georgio 4E 28 [2]
Armament front flexible Revelli and
rear flexible Revelli
Crew 2-3[1]
Max Speed 190 km/h (118 mph)[1]
Climb 2,700 m (9,000 ft) in 26:00[1]
Ceiling 5,500 m (18,045 ft)[1]

The Macchi M.12 was a three-seat version of the Macchi M.9 with machine gun positions both forward and aft, finally covering the flying boat's most vulnerable position. The gun positions were connected by a tunnel through the hull. They were too late for service before the Armistice. [2]

For more information, see Wikipedia:Macchi M.12.

References[edit]

Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Nowarra, pp.206-207.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Munson, p.166.
Bibliography
  • Kenneth Munson, Fighters 1914-19, Attack and Training Aircraft. New York: MacMillan Publishing Co., Inc., 1976. ISBN 0713707607
  • 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