Delta 1/72 S-55 X Savoia Marchetti (S.55)

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Delta 1/72 S-55 X Savoia Marchetti (S.55) plastic model kit

1/72 Delta S-55 X Savoia Marchetti (S.55)

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

This is the issue with color box art and booklet. Rare early Italian issue with the excellent 34 page heavily illustrated reference book including color profiles and cutaway views. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. The first aircraft to fly across the Atlantic in formation. The S-55 was a unique aircraft with the passenger compartments in the floats and the cockpit in the wing; the two engines are mounted in tandem push/pull above the cockpit. The S-55 proved to be very reliable and airworthy, setting 14 world records for speed, altitude and distance with a payload. Three months before Lindbergh's solo Atlantic flight, and S-55 flew with stops from Italy to Rio and NY City. In 1933 Marshal Balbo led 25 S-55s to Chicago in about 48 hours. He then flew back without incident.

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