Macchi M.C.72

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Macchi Castoldi M.C. 72
Type Floatplane, Racing aircraft, Historical aircraft
Configuration Low wing aircraft
Propulsion Piston aircraft, Single-engine aircraft
Manufacturer Aeronautica Macchi
  • Emmanuel Baranger (3D, FDM)
  • Pierre Geoffroy (FDM)
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Status Beta
 FDM Stars-2.png
 Systems Stars-1.png
 Cockpit Stars-2.png
 Model Stars-4.png
 Hangar Helijah hangar
 Website The website for the Macchi Castoldi M.C. 72 developments.
 Repository The development repository of the Macchi Castoldi M.C. 72.
Download Download the Macchi Castoldi M.C. 72 aircraft package for the current stable release (2020.3).
License GPLv2+

The Macchi M.C. 72 was an experimental seaplane designed and built by the Italian aircraft company Macchi Aeronautica. In 1933 and 1934 it set a world record for speed over water, the maximum speed being 709 kmh, which still stands as the record.

Aircraft Help

Key Function
d Open/close canopy


  • Crew: one pilot
  • Length: 8.32 m (27 ft 3.5 in)
  • Wingspan: 9.48 m (31 ft 1.25 in)
  • Height: 3.30 m (10.83 ft)
  • Wing area: 15 m² (151.46 ft²)
  • Empty weight: 2,505 kg (5,512 lb)
  • Loaded weight: 2,907 kg (6,409 lb)
  • Max. takeoff weight: 3,031 kg (6,669 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Fiat AS.6 Liquid-cooled 24- cylinder V-engine, 2,126 kW (2,850 hp)


Maximum speed: 709.209 km/h (382.9 kn, 440.681 mph) (world speed record for piston powered seaplane)

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