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Italy's SIAI Marchetti S.M. 75; Savoia-Marchetti SM.75 Marsupiale (marsupial) transport

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Savoia-Marchetti SM.75 Marsupiale (marsupial) transport:
Italy's Savoia-Marchetti SM.75 <em>Marsupiale</em> (marsupial) transport
Aeronautics Aircraft Spotters' Handbook

Savoia-Marchetti SM.75 Marsupiale (marsupial) transport:
Italy's Savoia-Marchetti SM.75 <em>Marsupiale</em> (marsupial) transport
Aeronautics Aircraft Spotters' Handbook

Design

The SIAI Marchetti S.M. 75 was a civilian transport and was very successful commercially and was designed by Alessandro Marchetti. The design eventually led to the Savoia-Marchetti SM.79 bomber.

The S.M. 75 was made from a composite structure and covering.

The passenger cabin had heating and ventilation.

Production

  • SIAI Marchetti S.M. 75:
    • Manufacturer: SIAI Marchetti

Usage

Military Use

When World War II broke out the Italian Air Force took over the civilian aircraft.

Some of the transports were used as bombers.

After World War II

Some of the S.M. 75s survived World War II and remained in use until 1949.

Specifications

  SIAI Marchetti S.M. 75
Type Transport
Crew 3, 4 - 5
Passengers 18, 24
Engine (Type) 3: Alfa Romeo 126 RC 34
OR 3: Piaggio P.XI RC/40
Cylinders Alfa: Radial 9
HP Alfa: 750 each
Piaggio: 1,000 each
Cooling Alfa: Air
Propeller blades  
Dimensions  
Span 97' 5"
Length 70' 10", 73' 1"
Height 16' 9", 17' 4"
Wing area  
Weight  
Empty  
Loaded 28,700 lb, 32,000 lb
Maximum load  
Performance  
Speed 230 mph
Speed @ 13,120' 225 mph
Cruising speed  
Climb  
Service ceiling 20,500'
Range 875 miles, 1,070 miles
Armament 1: MG

Sources:

  1. World War II Airplanes Volume 1, Enzo Angelucci, Paolo Matricardi, 1976
  2. Aeronautics Aircraft Spotters' Handbook, Ensign L. C. Guthman, 1943
20th Century American Military History Crucial Site