Macchi M.7

1918

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Macchi M.7

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M.7terA three-view drawing of M.7ter (1647 x 1040)

Specification 
 MODEL.7
 CREW1
 ENGINE1 x 260hp Isotta-Fraschini V.6
 WEIGHTS
  Take-off weight1098 kg2421 lb
  Empty weight805 kg1775 lb
 DIMENSIONS
  Wingspan9.95 m33 ft 8 in
  Length8.09 m27 ft 7 in
  Height2.97 m10 ft 9 in
  Wing area23.50 m2252.95 sq ft
 PERFORMANCE
  Max. speed200 km/h124 mph
  Cruise speed167 km/h104 mph
  Ceiling7000 m22950 ft
 ARMAMENT2 x 7.7mm

Comments
Barry, 31.05.2016 16:27

An improved version of the successful M.5 and designed by Alesandro Tonini only 17 were delivered to the Regia Marina when hostilities ended. Later developed into a Schneider Trophy racing plane as the M.7 bis which featured reduced span wings and an overall lighter structure resulting in a win 1921 for Giovanni di Briganti at Venice. The following year at Naples it came fourth.
The boat was revised again in 1923 as the M.7 ter which featured revised fuselage wings and tail unit. The later M.7 ter AR had folding wings. Over 100 were produced and flew with not only the Italian Navy but with the Argentine Navy, the Brazilian Navy and the air forces of Paraguay and Sweden.

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