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Italy's Savoia-Marchetti SM.74 transport

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  • Savoia-Marchetti SM.74 transport

Design

The SM.74 was the first 4 engine aircraft produced by Savoia-Marchetti. It was originally designed to be a commercial airliner. The design of the wing and fuselage was based on the SM.72 bomber.

Production

  • Savoia-Marchetti SM.74:
    • Manufacturer: Savoia-Marchetti
    • Production: 1934 - ?

Usage

The 616a Squadriglia "T", at Littorio, received three of the SM.74s.

Specifications

  Savoia-Marchetti SM.74
Type Transport
Passengers 20 - 27
Engine (Type) 4: Piaggio Stella IX R.C.
Cylinders Radial
HP 700 each
Dimensions  
Span 98' 4 7/8"
Length 63' 11.5"
Height 18' 0.5"
Wing area 1,291.2 sq ft
Weight  
Empty 17,160 lb
Loaded 29,040 lb
Performance  
Speed 205 mph
Speed - Cruising 186 mph
Climb to 3,280' 2 minutes 48 seconds
Climb to 9,840' 8 minutes 55 seconds
Climb to 16,400' 19 minutes 43 seconds
Service Ceiling 22,960'

Sources:

  1. Italian Civil and Military Aircraft 1930-1945, Jonathan Thompson, 1963
20th Century American Military History Crucial Site