Macchi M.9

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

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.[2] 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.[5]

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

References

Notes
  1. Cruising speed was 159 km/h (99 mph).[3]
Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 Angelucci, p.98.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Munson, p.166.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 Nowarra, pp.206-207.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Angelucci, p.90.
  5. Nowarra, p.166.
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.
  • 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