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Secret Projects => Early Aircraft Projects => Topic started by: Skybolt on March 13, 2011, 10:44:02 am

Title: Macchi C-300
Post by: Skybolt on March 13, 2011, 10:44:02 am
Ok, shame on me. I've been sitting on this info for a long while... it's true my archive is in a pityful shape, the more since I digged unmercily it to extract info for ISP, but this is really, well...
Behold the MC-300. It did exists, and it was... a bomber. Subitted by Macchi to the Bombardiere Normale competition of 1938, not accepted in the first round (Prima Soluzione) and accepted but never ordered in the second round (Seconda Soluzione). Relevant data: lenght 14.00 mts, span 22.00 mts, height 4.58 mts, wing surface 55.00 sqmts, empty weight 6,150 kgs, MTOW 9,900 kgs, max speed 502.00 km/h at 5,000 mts, range 2,000 km, weapon load 980 kgs, 5 machine guns (see illustrations for disposition), 2 Alfa Romeo 135 with a nominal power of 1,350 HPs. And so this puts to rest a supposed "mistery", now, on, the next one....
Title: Re: Macchi C-300
Post by: Maveric on March 13, 2011, 11:25:13 am
Great Skybolt. THANKS, thanks and thanks. :o
Title: Re: Macchi C-300
Post by: Wurger on March 13, 2011, 12:01:27 pm
Hello Skybolt,

do you know what bombsight was that in the second rendering? It looks like a telescopic one. Also, was there in Italy advanced bombsight and gunsight designs based on gyro technology?

Cheers
Title: Re: Macchi C-300
Post by: MC72 on March 13, 2011, 12:21:23 pm
Really a astonishing find!
This development of Macchi for Bombers; I thought that only they had made ​​plans for the MC91/97 for the Concorso os 1934

Saludos
MC72
Title: Re: Macchi C-300
Post by: archipeppe on March 13, 2011, 12:51:17 pm
Really great find Sky!!!

I knew about such project but any detailed info (as you provided), I agree with MC72 (and he's also a great drawer....) it could worth for a full colour 3 views, what do you think MC72??
Title: Re: Macchi C-300
Post by: hesham on March 13, 2011, 04:45:22 pm
Great find my dear Skybolt;

and we knew wrong,that the Macchi MC-300 was a heavy fighter;
http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,236.msg3058.html#msg3058

but the source for this old info was not correct,and now we know
what was it,thank you my dear.
Title: Re: Macchi C-300
Post by: MC72 on March 13, 2011, 05:16:23 pm
Hi Archipeppe is a very interesting subject, ver recently I made a post in another forum about the MC.91 http://www.aereimilitari.org/forum/topic/15374-concorso-1934-un-bombardiere-per-la-regia/ (http://www.aereimilitari.org/forum/topic/15374-concorso-1934-un-bombardiere-per-la-regia/)
This MC.300 is a development of the MC.91, with new engines, twin rudders and in the paper, surprisingly fast !!
There are enough good material, and certainly would be interesting to develope same draw.
Saludos
MC72

Title: Re: Macchi C-300
Post by: Skybolt on March 14, 2011, 02:44:05 am
@Wurger, yes it is a telescopic one. I don't know of any gyrostabilized bombsight in Italy during WW2.
Title: Re: Macchi C-300
Post by: Wurger on March 14, 2011, 05:00:38 am
Hi Skybolt,

thanks anyway. It was a great find, that Macchi. Hope to see ISP.
Title: Re: Macchi C-300
Post by: lark on March 14, 2011, 01:08:15 pm
If this is a foretaste of what the ISP book gonna be
than we may have wild (project) dreams already I think .. :D
Title: Re: Macchi C-300
Post by: lucamax on April 16, 2018, 04:59:06 am
Dear friends,
here it is the draw of the Mc.300 bomber!
Credit to "Ali Antiche - iussue 117".
I dare to suggest to italian readers to subscribe to this nice magazine: http://gavs.it/magazines
Best Regars.
Ps. I ask to the moderators if I can share a better quality pic or the entire article.

Title: Re: Macchi C-300
Post by: patvig on April 16, 2018, 05:50:05 am
In https://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,5420.msg43245.html#msg43245, is liste a MC-300 single seat fighter. Is it a different plane?
Title: Re: Macchi C-300
Post by: hesham on April 16, 2018, 06:33:38 am
In https://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,5420.msg43245.html#msg43245, is liste a MC-300 single seat fighter. Is it a different plane?

Nice find my dear Lucamax,and for my dear Patvig,maybe they meant MC.301 ?.
Title: Re: Macchi C-300
Post by: Hood on April 17, 2018, 01:07:16 am
Skybolt's post seems to debunk the C-300 being a single-seat fighter.
https://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,5420.msg43262.html#msg43262 (https://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,5420.msg43262.html#msg43262)
Title: Re: Macchi C-300
Post by: hesham on April 17, 2018, 06:25:24 am
Skybolt's post seems to debunk the C-300 being a single-seat fighter.
https://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,5420.msg43262.html#msg43262 (https://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,5420.msg43262.html#msg43262)

Or MC.301;

Quote
Actually, the first competition...never was. There were successive spot requests from Regia Aeronautica to individual companies and some unsolicited proposal from individual companies regarding twin boom fighters, both original and derivative. Time span is from mid-1941 to first half of 1943. As for the MC-300, it never existed. The proposed (on exploratory request fro RA)  coupled-fuselage derivative of MC-205 didn't even receive a numeral. An MC-301 did exist, but was earlier, and part of the Caccia Combattimento competition of 1938-39
Title: Re: Macchi C-300
Post by: lucamax on April 17, 2018, 01:58:26 pm
Skybolt's post seems to debunk the C-300 being a single-seat fighter.
https://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,5420.msg43262.html#msg43262 (https://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,5420.msg43262.html#msg43262)

According to the "Ali Antiche" magazine, the Mc.300 was the Macchi answer for a new medium/standard bomber required to replace the Savoia Marchetti SM.79 and the Fiat Br. 20.
Here the list of the competitors:
- Caproni Ca. 320
- Caproni Ca. 325
- Fiat Br 30
- Breda Ba 99
- SIAI SM.89
- Macchi Mc 300

Does anyone have some pics or drawings of the others projects?
Regards.
Title: Re: Macchi C-300
Post by: hesham on April 17, 2018, 05:15:57 pm
A drawings,

for Breda Ba.99;
https://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,18166.msg173139.html#msg173139

ans SM.89;
https://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,18166.msg289264.html#msg289264