Macchi M.33
Страна: Италия
Год: 1925
Летающая лодка

Описание:
Macchi M.33
Flight, September 1925
THE SCHNEIDER CUP SEAPLANE RACE
Фотографии

Macchi M.33

Марио Кастольди пришел работать в компанию "Macchi-Nieuport" в 1922 году. Он разработал летающую лодку специально для участия в гонках на Кубок Шнейдера 1925 года. Единственный мотор Curtiss D.12 мощностью 400 л.с. был установлен на стойках над корпусом лодки-высокоплана. Пилот был размещен в открытой кабине. Размах крыла составлял 9,74 м, максимальная взлетная масса - 1255 кг. Два самолета M.33 доставили в США в Балтимор, но только один, пилотируемый Джованни ди Бриганти, прошел всю гонку и финишировал третьим, показав среднюю скорость 271 км/ч. Позже обе летающие лодки M.33 использовались в итальянских ВВС для тренировок в Scuola del Reparto Alta Velocita (авиационная учебная школа больших скоростей).

Flight, September 1925

THE SCHNEIDER CUP SEAPLANE RACE

THE MACHINES

The Italian Representative.

  Concerning the Italian representative but little information is available. We are able, however, by the kindness of General A. Guidoni, the Italian Air Attache in London, to publish this week two views of the Macchi Schneider Cup machine. This, it will be seen, is a flying boat monoplane, and is fitted with a Curtiss engine of a nominal 425 h.p. The very high centre of thrust, coupled with a very low centre of resistance, would appear to tend to make the machine somewhat difficult to fly, as one would imagine that there must be a very considerable difference in trim between the engine-on and engine-off condition. The machine is certainly of very clean lines, and it would be difficult to imagine a single-engined flying boat in which resistance was reduced to a greater extent. The machine will be piloted in the Schneider Cup race by the famous Italian aviator, De Briganti, who won the Schneider Cup race for Italy in 1921, when he was flying a Savoia flying-boat.
Самолет M.33 попал в число последних летающих лодок, принимавших участие в гонках на Кубок Шнейдера. В последующем в гонках принимали участие только самолеты с поплавковым шасси.
THE SCHNEIDER CUP RACE: The Italian representative. The Macchi monoplane flying boat is fitted with a Curtiss engine. With a very high centre of thrust and low centre of resistance it might be expected that the difference in trim with engine on and engine off would be considerable. Two machines were entered but only one took part in the race, the other having been scratched on account of engine trouble.
THE SCHNEIDER CUP RACE: De Briganti leaves the slipway in the Macchi M.33. Note how deep the machine is in the water.
The Schneider Cup Race: View of the Curtiss engine installation in the Macchi Flying Boat. Note the position of the radiators near the tail of the engine nacelle. A portion of the wing built integral with the hull may be seen.
Macchi M.33 Curtiss D.12 Engine