Aviation Photo #0934553 Macchi MC-72 - Italy - Air Force

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Last hydro-racer in the world, crowned the legendary era of the Schneider Cup fixing, in 1934, the absolute speed record (still unbeaten for this category) at 709.202 km/h. Vigna di Valle Airport, Italy Air Force historic museum
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Photo Added: October 04, 2005

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Anonymous
13 years ago
Wow! That's over 440 miles per hour! Incredible what they used to get out of open-cockpit seaplanes. Just look at the engine(s?) on that beast.
-Ryan from Wyomind
Anonymous
12 years ago
A nice picture of a famous Schneider hydro-racer plane with its awesome twin cross propellers
Anonymous
11 years ago
Beautiful content, nicely composed and lighting
Anonymous
9 years ago
Nice lighting and exposure. looks like ferrari red to me!

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