Savoai-Marchetti S.55 flying-boat, free 1 :72 paper model

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  1. Bob43

    Bob43 Model Designer Extrodinaire Cornerstone Member

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    Hello everyone,

    This model gave me much fun in the design, and I hope it gives you the same joy. A lovely and interesting plane.
    “The Savoia-Marchetti S.55 was a double-hulled flying-boat produced in Italy beginning in 1924. Shortly after its introduction it began setting records for speed, payload, altitude and range. It featured many innovative design features: Al the passengers were placed in the twin hulls, but the pilot and crew captained the plane from a cockpit in the thicker section of the wing between the 2 hulls. The S.55 had two inline counter-rotating propellers achieved by mounting the twin engines back to back. The engines were canted sharply at an upward angle. Two wire-braced booms connected the triple-finned tail structure to the twin hulls and wing. Many variants were manufactured.“ (Wikipedia)
    ……. As always, on my home page www.bobscardmodels.com
  2. Gixergs

    Gixergs Well-Known Member

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    Wonderful! thank you very much for such a great and unusual model of one of my much loved flying boats.
  3. Bob43

    Bob43 Model Designer Extrodinaire Cornerstone Member

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    It is, and was, a pleasure.
    Bob
  4. Bhelliom

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    Ditto, Bob! Thank You, Thank You! One just can't have too many flying boats!

    Scott K.
  5. Zathros

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    Wow!! Talk about an iconic craft. Someone else, I forget who, was talking about making one of these and "womf, dere it is" !! Yours is Free too!! You rule Bob!!

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  6. Eric Ferguson

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    WOW!!!! Mentioned the S.55 almost in passing and here it is less than a month later. THANKS Bob!!!!!!! Beautiful model!! You mentioned variations. Just saw one a couple of days ago. Looked like the same wing/hull/tail configuration, but with three engines abreast, atop the center section. Different model number as well. Again Thanks!!
  7. Bob43

    Bob43 Model Designer Extrodinaire Cornerstone Member

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    Yes Eric, thanks to you.
    Bob
  8. pipin

    pipin New Member

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    Great! I was searching for a S.55 and here it is!

    Thanks!
  9. Bob43

    Bob43 Model Designer Extrodinaire Cornerstone Member

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    Happy to oblige!
    Bob