Savoia-Marchetti S.74

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Savoia-Marchetti S.74.jpg
Role Airliner then military transport aircraft
National origin Italy
Manufacturer Savoia-Marchetti
Designer Alessandro Marchetti
First flight 16 Nov 1934
Introduction 1935
Retired 1943
Primary users LATI
Regia Aeronautica
Number built 3
Developed from Savoia-Marchetti S.72

The Savoia-Marchetti S.74 was a four-engine airliner developed by Savoia-Marchetti for Ala Littoria.

Design and development[edit]

The prototype first flew on 16 November 1934. Only three were ever built.

Operational history[edit]

The aircraft were used in passenger service, until Italy entered World War II in 1940, they were put into service as military transport aircraft for the Regia Aeronautica. None of the three survived the war.


Civil operators[edit]

 Kingdom of Italy

Military operators[edit]

 Kingdom of Italy

Specifications (S.74)[edit]

Paris-Le Bourget Airport in 1935. I-URBE (in the foreground) is an S.74; the other aircraft is a Douglas DC-2 airliner operated by the Spanish airline LAPE (Lineas Aéreas Postales Españolas).

Data from World Encyclopedia of Civil Aircraft[1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 4
  • Capacity: 24 passengers
  • Length: 21.36 m (70 ft 1 in)
  • Wingspan: 29.68 m (97 ft 4.5 in)
  • Height: 5.5 m (18 ft 1 in)
  • Loaded weight: 14,000 kg (30,865 lb)
  • Powerplant: 4 × Piaggio Stella X.RC air cooled radial engines, 522 kW[dubious ] (700 hp) each


See also[edit]

Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era


  1. ^ Angelucci, Enzo (1982). World Encyclopedia of Civil Aircraft. New York: Crown Publishers, Inc. ISBN 0-517-54724-4.