Chpapa, have you scanned the plans by any chance? Like many others' I am sure, I am looking for some accurate and detailed plans for this plane.
|Mauro Laurenzi, 03.02.2014|
709,209 km/h was the 1934 record as average of 5 passages while the third one was at 711,462 km/h and another not official of 730 kliks made a few month later.....not bad isn't it?
While working at Alenia in Torino Italy I came across an original blue print of this aircraft in the trash (bottom picture view with engine and structural view. I took it and had it framed, but I was not able to get much information on this plane until I found this web site. Thanks for the information on Vigna di Valle Italian Air Force Museum. I'll be visiting this museum on my next trip to Italy!
|Rich LaConte, 11.03.2010|
Looking at the design of this machine, one wonders if the floats were jettisoned or replaced by retracting gear, would it have exceeded the present max speed record for a propeller driven plane.
|J. Graham, 05.02.2010|
I made a trip to Rome. I read of the Vigna di Valle Italian Air Force Museum. I rented a car and drove to Lake Bracciano. I saw the MC-72 and dozens of other wonderful aircraft. Recommend that you study the Museum data. While there be certain to see the Odescalchi Castle and the beautiful medieval city of Anguillara. Lake Bracciano is an extinct volcano crater. Be certain to stay at least two days in the region. It will be unforgettable. I would be pleased to try to answer questions pertaining to this visit.
|Steve Knob, 08.03.2009|
It's speed record of 682.078km/h (approx. 440 mph!) still stands to this day for a propeller driven float plane
paper model Macchi M.C.72
|Steve Muth, 07.09.2008|
Does anyone have cockpit photos of the MC.72 including the seat? Or know where I can get some?
|Pedro Valdez, 03.12.2007|
Here is a link to a site with a pretty good sound of the MC-72
You can see it in "Museo Storico dell'Aeronautica Militare", Vigna di Valle - Rome).
The color is red.
|Bob Williams, 11.05.2007|
what color was it ???
|DWAYNE BLAKE, 16.11.2006|
Do any MC-72 aircraft exist? If so, are they where one can see them?