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M.12
Role Bomber flying boat
National origin Italy
Manufacturer Macchi
First flight 1918
Number built ca. 10

The Macchi M.12 was a flying boat bomber produced in small numbers in Italy in 1918.[1] It was a conventional design generally similar to an enlarged version of other Macchi designs of the period and featured the Warren truss-style interplane struts that had been introduced on the Macchi M.9.[2] A major difference, however, was its twin-boom fuselage,[1] each with a separate tail-fin.[2] An M.12 was entered in the Schneider Trophy race of 1920, but did not compete.

The M.12bis was a civil variant with five seats and a wingspan extended to 18 m (59 ft), intended to carry passengers and mail.[3]

Specifications

Data from Jane's All the World's Aircraft 1919, 391

General characteristics

  • Crew: Three
  • Length: 10.77 m (35 ft 4 in)
  • Wingspan: 17.00 m (55 ft 9 in)
  • Height: 2.10 m (6 ft 11 in)
  • Wing area: 61.0 m2 (656 ft2)
  • Empty weight: 1,750 kg (3,850 lb)
  • Gross weight: 2,520 kg (5,540 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Ansaldo 4.E.28, 336 kW (450 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 190 km/h (120 mph)

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 Taylor 1989, 617
  2. 2.0 2.1 Jane's All the World's Aircraft 1919, 390
  3. Jane's All the World's Aircraft 1919, 391

References

  • Jane's All the World's Aircraft 1919. London: Sampson Low Marston. 
  • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. 

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