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Savoia-Marchetti S.57

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Type Biplane reconnaissance flying boat
Manufacturer Savoia-Marchetti
Maiden flight 1923
Primary user Regia Aeronautica
Number built 20

The Savoia-Marchetti S.57 was an Italian single-engine biplane flying boat intended for aerial reconnaissance, built by Savoia-Marchetti for Regia Aeronautica after World War One.

Of wooden construction with a single-step hull, with pilot and observer/gunner in tandem open cockpits in the bow, the S.57 was powered by a single 186 kW (250 hp) Isotta-Fraschini V6. The observer had a single ring-mounted 7.7mm (.30") FIAT machinegun.

Eighteen S.57s were accepted by Regia Aeronautica in 1925 and used as trainers.

A sole S.57bis (improved) was built, with a 224 kW (300 hp) Hispano-Suiza 42 engine.




Related lists


  • Donald, David, ed. Encyclopedia of World Aircraft, p.820, "Savoia-Marchetti S.57". Etobicoke, Ontario: Prospero Books, 1997.