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Macchi L.2
Airplanes - Types - Macchi Seaplane - Side View. Aviation Experiment Station, Hampton, VA - NARA - 17342281 (cropped).jpg
Role Biplane flying boat
Manufacturer Macchi
First flight January 1916
Introduction October 1916
Status retired
Primary user Italian Navy
Number built 10
Developed from Macchi L.1

The Macchi L.2 was an Italian biplane flying boat developed from the earlier Macchi L.1, itself a copy of a captured Austrian Lohner flying boat.


In an attempt to improve the performance of the L.1 flying-boat Macchi, the design was improved with a reduced span on the swept biplane wings and a more powerful 119 kW (160 hp) Isotta Fraschini V.4B engine. The L.2 was a three-bay unequal-span biplane flying boat with a two-man crew in side-by-side cockpits. It was powered by a single Isotta Fraschini engine, strut-mounted between the two wings and driving a pusher propeller. It was armed with a single machine gun on a trainable mounting and could also carry four light bombs. Ten L.2s were delivered to the Italian Navy, but they were soon replaced by the newer L.3.


 Kingdom of Italy

Specifications (L.2)

Data from The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982–1985). Orbis Publishing. p. 2392.

General characteristics


  • Maximum speed: 140 km/h (87 mph, 76 kn)
  • Range: 385 km (239 mi, 208 nmi)


  • 1 × Fiat machine gun
  • 4 × light bombs

See also

Related development

Aircraft of comparable role, configuration, and era

Related lists


  • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions.
  • The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982–1985). Orbis Publishing. p. 2392.
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