Savoia-Marchetti S.71

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S.71
S.71 trimotore.jpg
Role Eight-passenger light transport
National origin Italy
Manufacturer Savoia-Marchetti
First flight 1930
Number built 7

The Savoia-Marchetti S.71 was an Italian eight-passenger light transport designed and built by Savoia-Marchetti. The S.71 was a three-engine, high-wing cantilever monoplane with a fixed tailwheel landing gear. It had a crew of four and room for eight passengers. The first four aircraft were powered by three 179 kW (240 hp) Walter Castor radial engines, but the last three had 276 kW (370 hp) Piaggio P.VII engines.

Specifications (Castor-powered)[edit]

Data from [1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 4
  • Capacity: 8 passengers
  • Length: 14 m (45 ft 11¼ in)
  • Wingspan: 21.20 m (69 ft 6¾ in)
  • Height: 4.10 m (13 ft 5½ in)
  • Wing area: 60 m2 (645.86 ft2)
  • Empty weight: 2,900 kg (6,393 lb)
  • Gross weight: 4,600 kg (10,141 lb)
  • Powerplant: 3 × Walter Castor radial engine, 179 kW (240 hp) each

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 235 km/h (146 mph)
  • Range: 1,600 km (994 miles)
  • Service ceiling: 5,250 m (17,550 ft)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Oribis 1985, page 2894
  • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. 
  • The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985). Orbis Publishing.