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The RAF's sole Savoia Marchetti SM-77 - Egypt, 1942
« on: November 01, 2020, 07:01:30 am »
Here's the kick-off pic for my build, my ONLY build I expect, for this GB.



Patently obviously it's a Delta SM.55 paired with a Revell Lancaster, actually two of the latter as I'll need a few extra bits and bobs from another Lanc kit, and I had a pair of Revell ones in The Loft.
« Last Edit: January 29, 2021, 02:49:45 pm by PR19_Kit »
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: The RAF's sole Savoia Marchetti S77 - Egypt, 1942
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2020, 07:35:57 am »
This should be interesting

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Re: The RAF's sole Savoia Marchetti S77 - Egypt, 1942
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2020, 08:24:57 am »
Hmm, I have that Lancaster boxing, only mine has a pair of Airfix Typhoons co-located with it. ;)
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Re: The RAF's sole Savoia Marchetti S77 - Egypt, 1942
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2020, 10:27:44 am »
What do plan to do with the Lancaster leftovers, Kit?
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Re: The RAF's sole Savoia Marchetti S77 - Egypt, 1942
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2020, 11:40:36 am »
 :o :thumbsup: ;D

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Re: The RAF's sole Savoia Marchetti S77 - Egypt, 1942
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2020, 11:50:20 am »

What do plan to do with the Lancaster leftovers, Kit?


Good question Dave. I'll have most of both fuselages left and one complete wing/engine setup.

Maybe a VERY long Lancaster?  ;D
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Re: The RAF's sole Savoia Marchetti S77 - Egypt, 1942
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2020, 01:27:25 pm »
Sort of  halfway between Lancaster and Lincoln . An Avro  Clifton

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Re: The RAF's sole Savoia Marchetti S77 - Egypt, 1942
« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2020, 02:51:20 pm »

What do plan to do with the Lancaster leftovers, Kit?


Good question Dave. I'll have most of both fuselages left and one complete wing/engine setup.

Maybe a VERY long Lancaster?  ;D

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Re: The RAF's sole Savoia Marchetti S77 - Egypt, 1942
« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2020, 03:37:11 pm »
Erm, two fuselages and only one wing?  ;)

I don't think so. :(
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Re: The RAF's sole Savoia Marchetti S77 - Egypt, 1942
« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2020, 09:55:54 pm »
Erm, two fuselages and only one wing?  ;)

I don't think so. :(
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Re: The RAF's sole Savoia Marchetti S77 - Egypt, 1942
« Reply #10 on: November 02, 2020, 02:04:02 am »
Erm, two fuselages and only one wing?  ;)

I don't think so. :(
One above and one below the wings!

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Are we looking at three push/pull double Merlin engine nacelles Kit?
I do like the sound of this.
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Re: The RAF's sole Savoia Marchetti S77 - Egypt, 1942
« Reply #11 on: November 02, 2020, 03:49:51 am »

Are we looking at three push/pull double Merlin engine nacelles Kit?
I do like the sound of this.


Maybe, it depends how well my strut manufacturing goes really.

Certainly there'll be a minimum of two Merlins, and with the HUGE wings it's going to need LOTS more power.  ;D
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Re: The RAF's sole Savoia Marchetti S77 - Egypt, 1942
« Reply #12 on: November 02, 2020, 03:58:05 am »
Consider solid mounting towers.  That way aircrew could climb up inside them to make in flight adjustments.
And with two Lancs you'll have six turrets to sprinkle over it...
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Re: The RAF's sole Savoia Marchetti S77 - Egypt, 1942
« Reply #13 on: November 02, 2020, 04:01:44 am »
That's a good idea Fred, thanks. MUCH more sensible with 2000 hp worth of Merlins stacked on top!

And with two hulls to defend, that's EXACTLY the reason why I've got two Lanc kits as donors.  ;)

One of the Lancs already donated its mid-upper turret to my time warp Eagle B1 some time ago though.
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Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

...and I'm not a closeted 'Take That' fan, I'm a REAL fan! :)

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Re: The RAF's sole Savoia Marchetti S77 - Egypt, 1942
« Reply #14 on: November 02, 2020, 06:38:43 am »
This should be interesting

Slight understatement I think  ;) ;D
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