Macchi M.9

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Macchi M.9
Macchi M.9 Argentine Naval Aviation.png
Role Flying Boat
Manufacturer Macchi
Introduction 1918
Primary user ItalianRoundelGreen.png Italy
Number built 30 [1]
Variants Macchi M.12
Wingspan 15.4 m (50 ft 8 in)[2]
Engine 300hp Fiat A-12bis
Armament front flexible Revelli and bombs
Crew 2-3[2]
Max Speed 187 km/h (116 mph)[2][note 1]
Climb 3,000 m (9,840 ft) in 19:00[2]
4,600 m (15,000 ft) in 37:00[2]
Ceiling 5,500 m (18,045 ft)[2]

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.[1] 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.[3]

For more information, see Wikipedia:Macchi M.9.


  1. Cruising speed was 159 km/h (99 mph).[2]
  1. 1.0 1.1 Munson, p.166.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Nowarra, pp.206-207.
  3. 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