Savoia-Marchetti S.84: Look twice.

A DC-3, right? Well, this almost forgotten prototype was in fact a twin-engined development of the classic S.73. First flown in 1936, this handsome 18 passenger airliner has left almost no trace. So much so that Savoia-Marchetti reused its number in their also pretty, but not very good SM.84.

Magnificent photo taken at Dusseldorf. Only those struts on the tail betrayed its origins.

2 thoughts on “Savoia-Marchetti S.84: Look twice.

  1. Kind of sad how the Italians went from the forefront of aviation to the back by the start of the war. Still, it is an interesting airplane to say the least!

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