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Warbird Picture - The M.17 (I-BAHG) that took third place in the 1922 Schneider Trophy race.

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Macchi M.17

Macchi M.17

Warbird Picture - The M.17 (I-BAHG) that took third place in the 1922 Schneider Trophy race.

Picture - The M.17 (I-BAHG) that took third place in the 1922 Schneider Trophy race.

Role: Racing flying boat
National origin: Italy
Manufacturer: Macchi
Designed by: Alessandro Tonini
First flight: 1922
Primary user: Italy
Number built: 2

The Macchi M.17 was an Italian racing flying boat built by Macchi for the 1922 Schneider Trophy race.

Design and development

The M.17 was the first racing seaplane that Macchi company designer Alessandro Tonini designed as such. It was a single-seat flying boat powered by a 186-kilowatt (250-horsepower) Isotta-Fraschini V6 engine mounted on the upper wing on N struts and driving a two-bladed propeller in a pusher configuration.

Operational history

Macchi built two M.17 aircraft, one of which (I-BAHG) took third place in the 1922 Schneider Trophy race with Arturo Zanetti at the controls. It posted an average speed of 225 kilometers per hour (140 miles per hour).

Operators

Italy

Specifications

Data from El Trofeo Schneider (Aviones de carreras)

General characteristics

Crew: 1
Gross weight: 950 kg (2,094 lb)
Powerplant: 1 x Isotta-Fraschini V6, 186 kW (250 hp)

Performance

Schneider Trophy

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