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Savoia Marchetti S.65 - reference?


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Hello!

 

I am trying to find some good any reference regarding the Savoia Marchetti S.65 of the Schneider Trophy fame.

But so far, no luck. There are the same general photos circulating the intertubes, but sadly not enough.

I would love some half-detail shots of the general fuselage area in particular.

 

Anyone know of anything?

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Sadly no, and believe me I have looked!

There is the Aerotech 1/32 kit, so it may be worth asking John Simonds of Marsh Models (Aerotech) if he has any more info?

The other person you could approach is Ralph Pegram whos recent book  'Schneider Trophy Seaplanes and Flying Boats' has mention of the S65 but no more pictures than you see on Google.

You could also try contacting The Italian Air Force Museum (Museo Storico dell' Aeronautica Militare Italiana) at Vigna di Valle, Rome to ask if they have any more information? They have quite a few of the Italian Schneider planes on display.

 

If you do find anything please let me know!!!

 

Malc.

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Ralph Pegram's book is a must have to anyone interested in the Schneider Trophy theme.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1781551790

 

It includes history, descriptions and scale drawings of all the aircraft entered in every race - and of some non-flying projects too. Sorry, not the detail photos you are looking for. May be someone with a collection of Aerofan magazine...?

 

 

Carlos

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Thank you very much :)
I would have preferred to find information accessible, rather than asking authors and museums.

I have the Ralph Pegram book, but sadly it does not have detail photographs of the Savoia, and is generally slightly thin on the photographs front.

 

Not directly related to the Savoia, I did find a photostream of various Schneider Trophy planes that might be interesting to others:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/sdasmarchives/10559831364/in/photostream/

 

I have also found a build thread on our own forum here which has some interesting viewpoints on how the fuselage should be, which go against the general Aerotech / March models and Kayarya models, and I am tempted to agree.

 

Regards,

 

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I checked my library:

Schneider Trophy Aircraft 1913-1931 by Derek N. James It has a few pictures and a three view drawing of the aircraft in question.

Wings Over Water: The Story of the World’s Greatest Air Race and the Birth of the Spitfire by Jonathan Glancey - interesting technical description of the S.65.

ICARE 189 Schneider Cup 1913-1931 (french aviation history mag) It has a beautiful collection of pictures of the aircraft involved - this includes two rather good pictures of the aircraft in question.

 

Cheers, Moggy

 

 

 

 

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I checked the Flypast article. Well written with a number of interesting pictures and colour profiles.

No S.65 though :(

 

It's all straight out of Porco Rosso - or rather where the anime makers got their inspiration from :)

I'm still waiting for a kit of the Mamma Aiuto pirate seaplane bomber 😜

 

Cheers, Moggy

 

 

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23 hours ago, Moggy said:

I checked the Flypast article. Well written with a number of interesting pictures and colour profiles.

No S.65 though :(

Indeed, nothing on Savoia 65 there, I am sorry... It is likely because it was never on the race, it was only designed for it and crashed on Lago di Garda. That is what I've learnt on her

 Googlig I have found that 

https://www.reddit.com/r/WeirdWings/comments/v5l7vy/savioamarchetti_s65_a_pushpull_seaplane_racer/

https://oldmachinepress.com/2016/09/20/savoia-marchetti-s-65-schneider-racer/

https://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php?topic=43073.0

https://xplanes.tumblr.com/post/120593830/schneider-trophy-special-cowes-1929-savoia

https://elpoderdelasgalaxias.wordpress.com/2022/04/18/savoia-marchetti-s-65-the-other-way-around/

https://www.wikiwand.com/en/Savoia-Marchetti_S.65

 

I hope it helps

Regards

J-W

 

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3 hours ago, JWM said:

Thanks for checking though.

I have seen those photos, but others might not have so that for posting.

 

I have the french magazine on order, so I will see how it goes :)

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