Macchi M.12

The Macchi M.12 was a flying boat bomber produced in small numbers in Italy in 1918.[1] It had a conventional design generally similar to an enlarged version of other Macchi designs of the period and featured the Warren truss-style interplane struts that had been introduced on the Macchi M.9.[2] A major difference however, was its twin-boom fuselage,[1] each with a separate tailfin.[2] An M.12 was entered in the Schneider Trophy race of 1920, but did not compete.

Role Bomber flying boat
National origin Italy
Manufacturer Macchi
First flight 1918
Number built ca. 10

The M.12bis was a civil variant with five seats and a wingspan extended to 18 m (59 ft), intended to carry passengers and mail.[3]


Data from Jane's All the World's Aircraft 1919, 391

General characteristics

  • Crew: three
  • Length: 10.77 m (35 ft 4 in)
  • Wingspan: 17.00 m (55 ft 9 in)
  • Height: 2.10 m (6 ft 11 in)
  • Wing area: 61.0 m2 (656 ft2)
  • Empty weight: 1,750 kg (3,850 lb)
  • Gross weight: 2,520 kg (5,540 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Ansaldo 4.E.28, 336 kW (450 hp)


  • Maximum speed: 190 km/h (120 mph)


See also

Related lists


  1. Taylor 1989, 617
  2. Jane's All the World's Aircraft 1919, 390
  3. Jane's All the World's Aircraft 1919, 391


  • Jane's All the World's Aircraft 1919. London: Sampson Low Marston.
  • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions.
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