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Italy's Savoia-Marchetti SM. 55X flying boat

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Savoia-Marchetti SM. 55X flying boat:
Italy's Savoia-Marchetti SM. 55X flying boat
Aeronautics Aircraft Spotters' Handbook

Savoia-Marchetti SM. 55X flying boat:
Italy's Savoia-Marchetti SM. 55X flying boat
Aeronautics Aircraft Spotters' Handbook

Design

The Savoia-Marchetti SM. 55X could carry a torpedo or bombs under the center of the aircraft.

Armament

In the front and back of the hull were gun positions.

Specifications

  Savoia-Marchetti SM. 55X
Type Torpedo bomber
Crew  
Engine (Type) Isotta Fraschini Asso
Cylinders  
Cooling Water
HP  
Propeller blades  
Dimensions  
Span 79' 11"
Length 54' 2"
Height 16' 5"
Wing area  
Weight  
Empty  
Loaded 17,000 lb
Maximum load  
Performance  
Speed 175 mph
Cruising speed  
Climb  
Service ceiling  
Range 2,800 miles
Armament  

Sources:

  1. Aeronautics Aircraft Spotters' Handbook, Ensign L. C. Guthman, 1943
20th Century American Military History Crucial Site