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: Fair+++

Rare early Italian issue from Delta. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. NOTE: the two main fuselage sections have some cracked and broken off side wall sections. The breaks are clean with no bending, and the parts dry fit back perfectly. It would be a simple repair. 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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