Macchi MC-99.

General information Reconnaissance bomber Macchi MC99 was a twin-engine flying boat, are medium-wing and had a significant resemblance to the MC94. Construction - mostly wooden, the crew - five people, located in a private cabin. Armament installed in the nose, in the middle and in the rear of the housing. The power plant - two engines Isotta-Fraschini Asso XI R2C 15 with a capacity of 890 liters. s., giving the car a top speed of flight 282 km / h and an optimal range of 3000 km. Wingspan was 25.34 m, maximum takeoff weight - 11,600 kg, and armament included four machine guns and up to 1500 kg bombs (or two torpedoes). The only built flying boat MC99 rose into the air in 1937, while she was operated in the squadron 170a, but production is not passed.

Macchi MC-99.
johnbr, Feb 13, 2015
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