1/96 3728-98 ITC Savoia-Marchetti S-55 Flying Boat
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++
From the late 1950s. The first aeroplane 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, the 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. Never started. The clear parts are still in the factory sealed bag; the parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Please note, the box would grade higher than 'very good++' but is rated as such because there is a tape tear on the upper long side (about 1.5" x .5").
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