SAI Ambrosini Super S 7

National Museum of Science and Technology Leonardo Da Vinci

National Museum of Science and Technology Leonardo Da Vinci

This training plane was designed by the engineer Sergio Stefanutti, and was a direct descendent of the S7, which had already been in use by the Air Force since 1944 for initial military training. It was built entirely from wood with low cantilever wings and a single engine,and it differented from the 57 in that it had a more powerful Gipsy Queen 340 HP engine.The example here on display, with the registration number I-PAIN, was the first of two prototypes (the other is at Vigna di Valle) and came first overall in the Daily Express Air Force which took place in August 1952 in Brighton (UK), piloted by Guidantonio Ferrari. With the same plane, the Italian pilot also broke the world speed record for that category, on December 3rd 1952 in Rome, with a speed of 419.482 kph. The English defined this plane as the finest in the world".

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  • Title: SAI Ambrosini Super S 7
  • Provenance: Bequest from the Ambrosini Soc. Aeronautica