Macchi M.C.99, the italian PBY Catalina at 90%.

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Macchi M.C.99

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History.

Year 1937. Based on the Macchi M.C. 94, the engineer Mario Castoldi designed and built a specimen of Macchi MC.99, a military seaplane usable as a bomber or as a torpedo bomber. The vehicle had good performance, decent armament and a good offensive load, but only one specimen was built and that entered service at the Regia Aeronautica in the 170th Auxiliary Aviation Squadron for the Navy. Unfortunately, it is not known what happened to the vehicle.

Armament and propulsion.

The vehicle was equipped with two Isotta Fraschini Asso XI RC.15 engines delivering 890 HP and which allowed the vehicle to reach a maximum speed of 282 km/h and a ceiling of 5500 m.
Speaking of armament, the vehicle was equipped with four 7.7 mm Breda-SAFAT machine guns placed in 3 positions on rotating turrets. The first turret was placed in front of the aircraft, the second on the back of the fuselage behind the engines, and the last one at the rear of the aircraft. The aircraft could carry a maximum of 1500 kg of bombs placed in racks under the wings, or two torpedoes.

Specifications.

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Engines: 2x Isotta Fraschini Asso XI R.2C.15 V-12 inline engines, 890 cv each
Length: 17,92m
Wingspan: 25,34m
Height: 5,92m
Wing area 93.00 m²
Maximum weight: 11700kg.
Maximum Speed: 282 kmh
Crew: 5
Armament: 4x Breda-SAFAT 7,7 mm
Bombload: 1,500 kg of bombs or 2x torpedoes

Photos and drawnings.

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Macchi M.C.99 Blueprint - Download free blueprint for 3D modeling
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Sources.

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Macchi M.C.99 - Wikipedia
Macchi M.C.99 - Wikipedia
Macchi M.C.99 - Wikiwand
http://www.airwar.ru/enc/flyboat/mc99.html
Stand della Aeronautica Macchi nel settore italiano del Salone internazionale aeronautico del 1937 alla Fiera di Milano - Archivio Fondazione Fiera Milano
Macchi MC.99
Macchi MC-99. | Aircraft of World War II - WW2Aircraft.net Forums
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+1 for Italian floatplane!

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+1 Italian floatplane YEEES

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That’s so weird that Italy still has only a single floatplane in the game, almost the same situation as with Aeromacchi jets.
+1 of course.

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+1

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Flying boats are great for Naval and just fun in general. Italy needs as many unique ones as possible

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+1 I want it for yesterday

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+1 very nice italian floatplane, its needed in tech tree

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+1

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