Macchi M.5

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Macchi M.5
Macchi M.5.jpg
Role Flying Boat Fighter
Manufacturer Macchi
Designer Buzio & Calzavara [1]
Introduction early 1918 [1]
Primary user ItalianRoundelGreen.png Italy
Number built 240[1]-270[2]
Variants Macchi M.7
Wingspan 9.95 m (32 ft 8 in)[3]
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)[4][5][6][7][note 1]
Climb 1,000 m (3,280 ft) in 3:30[6]
2,000 m (6,560 ft) in 7:30[6]
3,000 m (9,840 ft) in 12:30[6]
Service Ceiling 4,600 m (15,100 ft)[4][5][6][note 2]
Endurance 3:00 [4][5][6][note 3]

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. [7]

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

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Official Stats
Availability Damage Dmg Points Max Alt. Climb Points
early18-end A 15 14 3 84
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Miniatures and Models

1:144 Scale

1:285 Scale

1:350 Scale

References

Notes
  1. 209 km/h (130 mph) with 250hp engine.[3]
  2. 5,000 m (16,400 ft) with 250hp engine.[3]
  3. 3:40 with 250hp engine.[3]
Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Munson'76, p.165.
  2. Angelucci, p.98.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Angelucci, p.90.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Munson'76, p.89.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Munson'71, p.29.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 Lamberton, pp.220-221.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Nowarra, p.160.
Bibliography
  • Enzo Angelucci, ed. The Rand McNally Encyclopedia of Military Aircraft, 1914-1980. New York: The Military Press, 1983 edition. ISBN 0-517-41021-4.
  • W.M. Lamberton and E.F. Cheesman, Fighter Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Great Britain: 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