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October 23, 1934: Francesco Agello's unbeaten speed record

His seaplane flew 86 years ago in Desenzano

A record still unbeaten almost nine decades later: this clarification would be enough to understand how incredible the feat of Francesco Agello on October 23, 1934 was, precisely 86 years ago. It was 2:56 pm on this distant autumn day when Agello completed four passes over the school in Desenzano with a Macchi-Castoldi MC-72 seaplane, equipped with a 2500 hp Fiat AS-6 engine that allowed him to record...

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