Macchi M.15

The Macchi M.15 was an Italian reconnaissance aircraft, bomber and trainer, designed and built by Macchi.

Macchi M.15
Role Reconnaissance aircraft, bomber, and trainer
National origin Italy
Manufacturer Macchi
Designer Ing Tonini and Ing Bergonzi
First flight 1922
Primary user Italy

Design and development

The M.15, which first flew in 1922, was a two-seat biplane with wings of unequal span, its upper wing being of wider span than its lower wing. Its interplane struts were inclined in a "V" configuration. Its 238-kilowatt (320-horsepower) Fiat A.12 engine drove a two-bladed propeller in a tractor configuration and gave it a top speed of 185 kilometers per hour (115 miles per hour). It had fixed landing gear.[1] The Macchi M.15bis was a three-seat passenger transport with similar attributes to the M.15.[2]


 Kingdom of Italy

Specifications (M.15)

Data from [2]

General characteristics

  • Crew: two
  • Length: 8.57 m (28 ft 1.4 in)
  • Wingspan: 13.47 m (44 ft 2.3 in)
  • Height: 3.37 m (11 ft 0⅔ in)
  • Wing area: 42.00 m2 (452.07 ft2)
  • Empty weight: 1,230 kg (2,712 lb)
  • Gross weight: 1,743 kg (3,843 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Fiat A.12, 238 kW (320 hp)


  • Maximum speed: 185 km/h (115 mph)
  • Range: 600 km (373 miles)
  • Service ceiling: 6,000 m (19,685 ft)


See also

Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era

Related lists


  1. Aerei Italiani Macchi M.15.
  2. Gey, C.G. (1969). Jane's all the World's Aircraft 1919 (Facsimile ed.). London: David & Charles (Publishers) Limited. p. 392a. ISBN 07153 4647 4.


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