Macchi M.52 Schneider Trophy Racer
Photos by Giulio Gobbi
Museo Storico Vigna di Valle, Roma, Italy
Courtesy of ModellismoPiu
Click on the STORMO! Eagle to return to the Gallery
The 11th Edtion of the Schneider Trophy series of races would see three Italian entries, two new Macchi M.67s sporting Isotta-Fraschini powerplants rated at 1800 hp and one Macchi M.52R powered by a Fiat AS.3 1000 hp engine.  The two M.67s abandoned the race and would leave Tomasso Dal Molin to finish second with an average speed of 457.38 km/h, behind H.R.D Waghorn in a Supermarine S.6 powered by a Rolls-Royce R 1900 hp inline engine clocking an average a speed of 528.879 km/h .

Technical Specifications:
Aircraft:
Macchi M.52
Manufacturer:
Aeronautica Macchi
Type:
Twin-float Racing Seaplane
Year:
1927
Engine: FIAT AS. 3, 12 cylinder water cooled V , 1000 hp
Wingspan:
---
Length:
---
Height:
---
Empty Weight: ---
Loaded Weight: ---
Maximum Speed:
457 km/h
Ceiling: ---
Range: ---
Crew:
1

Click the images to enlarge