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Savoia-Marchetti SM.105 Aircraft Information

Savoia-Marchetti SM.105

Manufacturer: Savoia-Marchetti

The Savoia-Marchetti SM.105 was an Italian four-engine military and civil transport aircraft of the post-World War II period resembling the C-82 and C-119 flying boxcars.

Design

The SM-105 was one twin-boom aircraft designed but never built by Savoia-Marchetti and had a capacity of 64 m (2,260 ft). The cockpit was above the cargo bay. There were large doors both forward and aft. The useful load comprised eight horses and four assistants, or two cars. A civil version had 40 seats and a bar, with a fully glassed nose to "assure an uncommon view".

The most unusual feature of the aircraft was the detachable central fuselage, leaving the cockpit in the middle of the wing, similar to the CH-54 Tarhe helicopter of the 1960s. However conditions in 1947 were not favourable to this new project.

Specifications (SM.105)

General characteristics

Capacity: 64 m (2,260 ft) cargo bay
Length: 24.8 m (81 ft 4 in)
Wingspan: 36.3 m (119 ft 1 in)
Height: 5.0 m (16 ft 5 in)
Wing area: 120 m (1,291 ft)
Empty weight: 13,000 kg (28,600 lb)
Max takeoff weight: 24,000 kg (52,800 lb)
Powerplant: 4 x unknown radial engines, () each

Performance

Maximum speed: 400 km/h (216 kn, 249 mph) at 2,650 m (8,690 ft)
Cruise speed: 380 km/h (205 kn, 236 mph) at 5,000 m (16,400 ft)
Service ceiling: 8,000 m (26,240 ft)

Lembo, Daniele, I bifusoliera della Regia, Storia militare magazine, Westward editions, n.11, April-May 2000 (Italian)

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