Macchi M.C.99

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M.C.99
Role Torpedo-bomber flying boat
Manufacturer Macchi
First flight 1937
Number built 1

The Macchi M.C.99 was a prototype 1930s Italian twin-engined torpedo-bomber flying boat designed and built by Macchi.

Development[edit]

The M.C.99 was designed by Mario Castoldi as a military flying boat, resembling the earlier commercial M.C.94 and was a wooden twin-engined shoulder-wing cantilever monoplane.[1] Constructed mainly of wood, it was a high-wing cantilever monoplane flying boat.[1] With a crew of five, it had an enclosed cabin and had defensive gun positions in the bow, amidships and in the tail.[1] The prototype and only M.C.99 was powered by two 890 kilowatts (1,190 hp) Isotta-Fraschini Asso XI R.2C.15 engines, strut-mounted above the wings.[1] Briefly flown in 1937 it did not enter production.[1]

Specifications[edit]

Data from Orbis[1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: five
  • Wingspan: 25.34 m (83 ft 2 in)
  • Max takeoff weight: 11,600 kg (25,574 lb)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Isotta Fraschini Asso XI R.2C.15 water-cooled, supercharged V12 piston engine, 660 kW (890 hp) each

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 282 km/h; 152 kn (175 mph)
  • Range: 3,000 km (1,864 mi; 1,620 nmi)

Armament

  • Guns: 4 x light machine-guns
  • Bombs: either 1500kg of bombs or two torpedoes.

See also[edit]

Related lists

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ a b c d e f Orbis 1985, p. 2398
Bibliography
  • *The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985). Orbis Publishing. 1985. 

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