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Aermacchi was an Italian aircraft manufacturer. Formerly known as Aeronautica Macchi, the company was founded in 1912 by Giulio Macchi at Varese in north-western Lombardy. With a factory located on the shores of Lake Varese, the firm originally manufactured seaplanes.

After the Second World War, the company began producing motorcycles as a way to fill the post-war need for cheap, efficient transportation. In 1960, US business Harley Davidson motorcycles purchased 50% of Aermacchi's motorcycle division.

The remaining motorcycle holdings were sold in 1974 to AMF-Harley Davidson, with motorcycles continuing to be made at Varese. The business was sold to Cagiva in 1978.

The company then specialised in civil and military pilot training aircraft. In July 2003, Aermacchi was integrated into the Finmeccanica Group as Alenia Aermacchi, which increased its shareholding to 99%.

Aircraft

World War I

  • Macchi M.5 - flying boat fighter (1917)
  • Macchi M.6 - flying boat fighter prototype (1917)
  • Macchi M.7 - flying boat fighter (1918)
  • Macchi M.9 - flying boat bomber (1918)
  • Macchi M.14 - sesquiplane fighter (1918)

Interwar

  • Macchi M.7bis - Schneider Trophy racing seaplane (1920)
  • Macchi M.15 - reconnaissance, bomber, and trainer aircraft (1922)
  • Macchi M.17bis - Schneider Trophy racing seaplane (1922)
  • Macchi M.18 - passenger, bombing, and reconnaissance flying boat
  • Macchi M7ter - flying boat fighter (1923), major redesign of M.7
  • Macchi M.26 - flying boat fighter prototype (1924)
  • Macchi M.33 - Schneider Trophy racing seaplane (1925)
  • Macchi M.39 - Schneider Trophy racing seaplane (1926)
  • Macchi M.41 - flying boat fighter (1927)
  • Macchi M.52 - Schneider Trophy racing seaplane (1927)
  • Macchi M.52R - Schneider Trophy racing seaplane (1929)
  • Macchi M.53 - reconnaissance floatplane (1929)
  • Macchi M.67 - Schneider Trophy racing seaplane (1929)
  • Macchi M.70 - light biplane landplane/floatplane (ca. 1929)
  • Macchi M.71 - flying boat fighter (1930)
  • Macchi M.C.72 - Schneider Trophy racing seaplane (1931)
  • Macchi M.C.94 - flying boat airliner (1935)
  • Macchi M.C.200 Saetta - fighter (1939)

World War II

  • Macchi M.C.202 Folgore - fighter (1941)
  • Macchi M.C.205 Veltro - fighter (1942)

Post-World War II

  • Macchi M.B.320 - light civil utility aircraft (1949)
  • Macchi M.B.323 - trainer (1952)
  • Aermacchi MB-326 - trainer and light attack aircraft (1957)
  • Aermacchi AL-60 - light civil utility aircraft (1959)
  • Aermacchi SF.260 - aerobatics aircraft and military trainer (1964)
  • Aermacchi MB-335 - initial designation of the AM.3
  • Aermacchi AM.3 - military utility aircraft (1967)
  • Aermacchi MB-338 - trainer (early 1970s)
  • Aermacchi MB-340 - light ground-attack aircraft (early 1970s)
  • Aermacchi MB-339 - trainer (1976)
  • Aermacchi S-211 - trainer (1981)
  • Aermacchi M-290 RediGO - trainer (1985)
  • Alenia Aermacchi M-346 Master - trainer (2004)
  • Alenia Aermacchi M-311 - trainer (2005)

Source: Wikipedia