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Italy's Macchi MC. 100 flying boat

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  • Macchi C. 100 flying boat
  • Macchi C. 100 flying boat

Design

The Macchi MC.100 was a civilian flying boat. It is unclear if it was used by the military.

Construction

The construction of the C. 100 was of wood.

Production

  • Macchi MC.100:
    • Production: 1938
    • Manufacturer: Macchi

Usage

Ala Littoria used four of the MC.100s in the Rome - Cagliari - Barcelona - Lisbon run from 1939 to 1940.

Specifications

  MC.100
Type Passenger Flying Boat
Crew 4
Passengers 26
Engine (Type) 3: Alfa Romeo 126 R.C.10
Cylinders Radial 9
Cooling Air
HP 800 each
Dimensions  
Span 79' 10", 87' 7 3/8"
Length 57', 58' 0.25"
Height 19' 5", 20' 7/8"
Wing area 1,076 sq ft
Weight  
Empty 18,810 lb
Loaded 28,820 lb
Performance  
Speed 180 mph
Speed - 2 Engines 155 mph
Speed at 4,592' 193 mph
Speed - Cruising 163 mph
Climb to 6,560' 6 minutes 57 seconds
Climb to 13,120' 17 minutes 23 seconds
Climb to 18,040' 33 minutes 20 seconds
Service Ceiling 20,000'
Service Ceiling - 2 Engines 7,544'

Sources:

  1. Aeronautics Aircraft Spotters' Handbook, Ensign L. C. Guthman, 1943
  2. Italian Civil and Military Aircraft 1930-1945, Jonathan Thompson, 1963
20th Century American Military History Crucial Site