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Offline Avimimus

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Re: Savoia designations
« Reply #15 on: May 25, 2018, 07:50:26 am »
Does anyone know the book these are from?

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Re: Savoia designations
« Reply #16 on: May 25, 2018, 10:12:30 pm »
Here is the link to the page:

No source of pictures mentioned

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Re: Savoia designations
« Reply #17 on: November 18, 2018, 05:31:48 am »
... I know from many sources,the Savoia-Pomilio SP series was the beginning of SIAI series ...

Ah, but they weren't. Many sources do indeed connect Umberto Savoia (or Savoja) with SIAI but they are mistaken.

As noted above, the 'Savoia' associated with SIAI was after the royal House of Savoy, not Umberto Savoia. Remember that Magg. Savoja was an Army officer working with the Direzione Tecnica Aviazione Militare - he was not in industry. The same applies to Ten. Pomilio. Together they produced aircraft designs for DTAM which were then assigned to industry for mass production.*

The original confusion seems to stem from Savoia-Pomilio aircraft being constructed by SIA. This acronym for the SocietÓ Italiana Aviazione was easily confused with that of SIAI ... possibly partly explaning why SIA changed its name to Fiat in 1918.


* Ditto for S.V.A. ... designed by officers Savoia and Ten. Verduzio, and then produced by Ansaldo Aeronautica.