Built in the middle 1930s for the Ala Littoria airline, the S.74 was a huge four-engined airliner made in the customary Italian interwar mixed construction style: wooden wings/ steel tube fuselage with covered by a fabric/wood skin. Only three of these pretty aircraft were made. They were operated in the Roma-Paris-Marseille service and later saw service with the Libya connection. With the outbreak of WW2 the three S.74s were impressed into military service as transports. The cauldron of war consumed them; none of them saw the arrival of peace.
Ala Littoria had really good taste choosing their posters and left no doubt of who was their master.
Artist: Tito Corbella.