The Macchi M.5 was Italy's first flying-boat fighter and was a single-seater, previous designs having been two-seaters. Some 240 M.5s were built, these equipping five Italian maritime patrol squadrons from early 1918 until after the Armistice. The M.5mod had a more powerful 250hp engine.The M.5 was
extremely manoeuvrable and proved invaluable for escort duty over the Adriatic, as it possessed a substantial endurance. It had an
excellent rate of climb, being able to reach 4000m in 20 minutes.
| MODEL||Macchi M.5mod|
| ENGINE||1 x 250hp Isotta-Fraschini V6B liquid-cooled in-line engine|
| Take-off weight||1080 kg||2381 lb|
| Wingspan||9.95 m||33 ft 8 in|
| Length||8.10 m||27 ft 7 in|
| Height||2.95 m||10 ft 8 in|
| Max. speed||209 km/h||130 mph|
| Ceiling||5000 m||16400 ft|
| ARMAMENT||2 x 7.7mm machine-guns|
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