Macchi M.40

The Macchi M.40 was a prototype 1920s Italian catapult-launched reconnaissance seaplane designed and built by Macchi, it did not enter production.[1]

Macchi M.40
Role Reconnaissance seaplane
National origin Italy
Manufacturer Macchi
First flight 1928
Number built 1


The M.40 was an all-metal equal-span biplane powered by a 380 hp (283 kW) Fiat A.20 piston engine.[1] It had a large central float with a stabilising float under each wing.[1] The crew sat in tandem open cockpits and the M.40 was armed with one fixed and one movable 7.7mm (0.303 in) machine-gun.[1]


Data from [1]Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft

General characteristics

  • Crew: two (pilot, observer/gunner)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Fiat A.20, 283 kW (380 hp)


  • Maximum speed: 166 km/h (103 mph)


  • 1 fixed 7.7mm (0.303in) machine gun
  • 1 movable 7.7mm (0.303in) machine gun

See also

Related lists



  1. Orbis 1985, p. 2396


  • The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985). Orbis Publishing.

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