Macchi M.3

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Macchi M.3
Zsákmányolt olasz Macchi L.3 típusú repülőcsónak. A kép valószínűleg Catarro-ban (ma Kotor - Montenegro) a haditengerészeti támaszponton készült. Fortepan 57932.jpg
Role Flying Boat
Manufacturer Macchi
Introduction 1917[1]
Primary user ItalianRoundelGreen.png Italy
Number built > 200 [2][1]
Variants Macchi M.8
Wingspan 16.1 m (52 ft 8 in) [3]
Armament 4×110 kg (240 lb) bombs
Crew 1
Max Speed 145 km/h (90 mph)[4][3]
Climb 1,000 m (3,280 ft) in 5:30[3]
4,000 m (13,120 ft) in 38:00[3]
Service Ceiling 5,400 m (17,720 ft)[3]
Ceiling 6,000 m (19,700 ft)[4][1]
Range 450 km (280 mi)[4]

Macchi originally began building flying boats based on the Lohner L, but in the Macchi M.3 so many things had changed you could call it a true Macchi design (and thereby its letter designation switched from "L" to "M"[1]). Over two hundred were built and they served widely through the Adriatic performing all manners of missions. [2] Those include reconnaissance, bombing, patrol, combat, and commando raids.[5]

For more information, see Wikipedia:Macchi M.3.

References[edit]

Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Nowarra, p.159.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Munson'76, p.165.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Nowarra, pp.206-207.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Munson'71, p.28.
  5. Nowarra, p.162.
Bibliography
  • 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