Aircraft Photo of I-ABMO | Savoia-Marchetti S.72 | AirHistory.net #336912
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:I-ABMO
Aircraft Original Type:Savoia-Marchetti S.72
Aircraft Generic Type:Savoia-Marchetti S.72
Aircraft Version:Savoia-Marchetti S.72
C/n (msn):1
Location
City / Airport:Florence - PeretolaMap
Country:Italy
Airport Codes:ICAO: LIRQ   IATA: FLR   Local: -   Other: -
 
Photo Date:15 February 1935 to 31 July 1935
Photo from:Peter de Jong Collection
Photo ID: 336912
Photo Comment

'The Duce departing for Rome with his trimotor.' This was the prototype of the SM.72 bomber and transport, first flown in 1932. Military serial, MM219. The type did not find favour with the Italian air force. After brief use as an Italian government transport, the plane was flown to China to be presented to Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek, and supposedly soon 'rescued' him and his staff. Six more S.72s were delivered to China to be used against the Japanese. Italian postcard.

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