Macchi M.C. 72 was an experimental seaplane designed and built by
the Italian aircraft company Macchi Aeronautica. The M.C. 72 held the
world speed record for all aircraft for five years. In 1933 and 1934 it
set world speed records for piston engine-powered seaplanes; the latter
still stands.
Top speed: 441 mph
Wingspan: 31′ 0″
Length: 27′
Retired: October 23, 1934
Engine type: Fiat AS.6
Designer: Mario Castoldi
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