|Number built||30 |
|Wingspan||15.4 m (50 ft 8 in)|
|Engine||300hp Fiat A-12bis|
|Armament||front flexible Revelli and bombs|
|Max Speed||187 km/h (116 mph)[note 1]|
|Climb||3,000 m (9,840 ft) in 19:00|
4,600 m (15,000 ft) in 37:00
|Ceiling||5,500 m (18,045 ft)|
The Macchi M.9 was an enlarged version of the two-seat Macchi M.8 patrol flying boat, using the 300hp Fiat A-12bis engine. Several hundred were planned, but only thirty were completed and sixteen delivered by the Armistice. The design included full wireless equipment, a machine gun, camera, and bomb load, including provisionally two spherical anti-submarine mines. After the war it served as a civilian transport.
For more information, see Wikipedia:Macchi M.9.
- Cruising speed was 159 km/h (99 mph).
- Munson, p.166.
- Nowarra, pp.206-207.
- Nowarra, p.166.
- 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