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Leo Models Italian Air Force LMF17
Macchi M.C.72 Diecast Model
Macchi Aeronautica, Francesco Agello, Italy, World Speed Record, October 23rd 1934

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
Macchi M.C.72   4.5"   5.25"

The Macchi M.C. 72 was an experimental seaplane designed and built by the Italian aircraft company Macchi Aeronautica. A total of five aircraft were built and on 23 October 1934, Francesco Agello piloted the an M.C.72 for an average speed of 440 mph over three passes. A record that remains unbroken to this day as the fastest speed ever attained by a piston-engine seaplane. After this success, the M.C.72 was never flown again. This aircraft is now preserved at the Italian Air Force Museum, near Rome.

Please note: Although the box for this model identifies it as 1:100 scale, the actual model dimensions are larger and it is in fact 1:72 scale.

Macchi M.C.72

Deisgned by Mario Castoldi to compete for the 1931 Schneider Trophy, the MC.72 was first flown in June, 1931. The sleek fuselage housed a pair of 1,500hp Fiat A.S.5 engines, each turning one of the contra-rotating propellors, eliminating the torque issues that plagued high-performance raceplanes of the era. The M.C.72 set several world speed records including an absolute speed record of 440.683mph on October 23rd, 1934.

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Leo Models Italian Air Force

The Leo Models "Italian Air Force" range presents affordable, ready-made diecast models of Italian military aircraft.

Leo Models "Italian Air Force" diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Authentic ordnance loads.

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