|Role||Biplane flying boat|
|Primary user||Italian Navy|
|Developed from||Macchi L.1|
In an attempt to improve the performance of the L.1 flying-boat Macchi, the design was improved with a reduced span on the swept biplane wings and more powerful 119 kW (160 hp) Isotta-Fraschini V.4B engine. The L.2 was a three-bay unequal-span biplane flying boat with a two-man crew in side-by-side cockpits. Powered by a single Isotta-Fraschini engine strut mounted between the two wings and driving a pusher propeller. It was armed with a single machine gun on a trainable mounting and could also carry four light bombs. 10 L.2s were delivered to the Italian Navy, but they were soon replaced by the newer L.3.
- Kingdom of Italy
Data from The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985). Orbis Publishing. pp. 2392.
- Crew: 2
- Gross weight: 1,450 kg (3,197 lb)
- Powerplant: 1 × Isotta-Fraschini V.4B, 119 kW (160 hp)
- Maximum speed: 140 km/h (87 mph)
- Range: 385 km (239 miles)
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- Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions.
- The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985). Orbis Publishing. pp. 2392.
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