|Number built||> 200 |
|Wingspan||16.1 m (52 ft 8 in) |
|Armament||4×110 kg (240 lb) bombs|
|Max Speed||145 km/h (90 mph)|
|Climb||1,000 m (3,280 ft) in 5:30|
4,000 m (13,120 ft) in 38:00
|Service Ceiling||5,400 m (17,720 ft)|
|Ceiling||6,000 m (19,700 ft)|
|Range||450 km (280 mi)|
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"). Over two hundred were built and they served widely through the Adriatic performing all manners of missions.  Those include reconnaissance, bombing, patrol, combat, and commando raids.
For more information, see Wikipedia:Macchi M.3.
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