Savoia-Marchetti S.55X

Italy, 1933 - The first S.55 appeared as a torpedo plane in 1923; a logic, but original design for an aircraft with that function. A further development was the civil S.55X that became world famous by the squadron flights across the North and South Atlantic, for the first time in 1927. At the end of 1930 fourteen S.55X's, commanded by Italo Balbo, flew from Orbetello, Italy to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, a distance of more than 6450 miles. Another S.55X squadron flight, also led by Balbo was made in 1933: Rome-New York-Rome. The model represents Balbo's personal aircraft on the 1933 flight.

Model FM69
Scale 1:72
Span 13 inch / 33 cm.
Livery Italo Balbo's I-BALB of 1933
Price € 1900

Indicated net prices as from July 2012.
Members of the EEC should add 21% V.A.T.


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