Macchi M.16

The Macchi M.16 was a light, single-seat aircraft produced in Italy in 1919. It was a single-bay biplane with unstaggered wings and a largely conventional design except for an unusually deep fuselage that extended in a bulge below the lower wing.

Role Sport aircraft
National origin Italy
Manufacturer Macchi
Designer Alessandro Tonini
First flight 1919

The M.16 proved a successful sporting type, setting an altitude record of 3,770 m (12,370 ft) in 1920 while competing for the Coppa Mappelli, and winning first prize in the competition the following year.

Three pontoon-equipped examples were purchased by the United States Navy for evaluation as communication aircraft.


 United States


General characteristics

  • Crew: 1, pilot
  • Length: 4.43 m (14 ft 6 in)
  • Wingspan: 6.00 m (19 ft 8 in)
  • Height: 2.12 m (7 ft 0 in)
  • Wing area: 11.3 m2 (122 ft2)
  • Empty weight: 160 kg (350 lb)
  • Gross weight: 260 kg (570 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Anzani air-cooled radial, 22 kW (30 hp)


  • Maximum speed: 165 km/h (103 mph)
  • Range: 420 km (260 miles)


See also

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    • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. p. 617.
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