Savoia-Marchetti S.74 "Ala Littoria"

Posted on 11/24/2019 in kit with tags Civilian

Ala Littoria – I-URBE, Rome (Italy), March 1935

The S.74 was a large airliner seating a maximum of 27 passengers. The photo seems to have been taken on 27 March 1935 when the prototype, I-URBE, was flown to Rome - Urbe airport. The three examples built served on the Rome - Marseille - Lyon - Paris route until 1938. They were then based in Tobruk in Libya and fully militarized in 1940. All three were lost during the war

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This model appears in

  • Now Boarding: The Birth of Air Travel, at the Museum of Flight in Seattle WA, from Dec 5 2019 to May 7 2020 (event managed by Tim Nelson)

Savoia-Marchetti S.74 "Ala Littoria"
Only three of this modern looking transport were built. Although its four-engine configuration was advanced for the time, it still retained fixed landing gear
Scale 1:72
Modeler: Paolo Marcucci