Leading Italian aero-historian and researcher Gregory Alegi has the full story of this classic fighting flying boat that enjoyed such a phenomenally lengthy and active career from 1918 to the 1930s. Serving with several nations in the post-WWI years,examples of this speedy flying boat were also entered into Schneider Trophy races. Both M.7 and M.7ter versions are fully described in our 162nd DATAFILE with detailed 1:48 and 1:72 scale drawings for each. The new monograph contains over 70 rare archive photos ,colour images of a rare survivor undergoing restoration in Sweden, plus six highly diverse and colourful profiles from Ronny Bar. Gregory's latest study is topped off by Roberto Zanella's stirring front cover painting.