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The Italian ship Leonardo da Vinci 

The Leonardo da Vinci was a passenger ship of Italy – Genoa Navigation Company , a company belonging to the group IRI – Finmare , better known in the world of international shipping as the Italian Line

 

The ship, built in shipyard Ansaldo Sestri Ponente, with construction number 1550, was launched December 7, 1958 and godmother of the launch was Mrs. Carla Bissatini, wife of Giovanni Gronchi, third President of the Italian Republic.

Leonardo da Vinci

The “Leonardo da Vinci” was eleven bridges connected by twenty-one lifts, could accommodate 1326 passengers and had five pools, two of them for children. The first class pool had an infrared heater to make its use possible in the winter season.

The onboard facilities including a hospital with an operating room, radiology laboratory, gynecological clinic, gym and rooms for physiotherapy, three barber shops, a teletype for the televised edition printing of the Corriere della Sera, an auditorium with 300 seats , a chapel, a playground for children.

For electrical services on board the ship had four generators, able to illuminate a city of 150,000 inhabitants. also it possessed a seawater desalination plant capable of producing 700,000 liters.

The Leonardo da Vinci was a particularly luxurious and fast ship, very finely decorated and extremely innovative features.

It was the first ship class cabins all with private facilities, air conditioning in all rooms, four retractable stabilizer fins on the hull and twin engines, with a single power unit dedicated to each of the two propellers, a feature normally reserved for military ships.

Presented by Romano Pisciotti, ITALMOTOR

LANCIA “Esatau”

Lancia Esatau truck chassis were produced from 1947 to 1963, when the model was replaced by the Lancia Esagamma. In 1947 Lancia presented the first version which was called Esatau 864. The truck were also used by the Italian army for transporting soldiers and army vehicles.

 

Lancia Esatau V.10

The Lancia Esatau V.10 was in production from 1948 to 1953. It had an engine of 122HP.

Lancia Esatau V.11

The V.11 was manufactured from 1951 to 1952, with the body from Garavini. It was powered by a Lancia V10 engine, producing 122 bhp (91 kW). In the side of the doors the seats are double. The city bus version was 10,500 mm (413.4 in) long, and a suburban version was 11,000 mm (433.1 in) long. A total of 52 were produced.

A 12,000 mm (472.4 in) trolleybus version was built for Athens in Greece, with 46 in service. The V.11 trolley bus version had two doors, and had capacity for 27 seated and 73 standing passengers. The V.11 was used in Athens from 1961 until 1991. The same trolleybuses was used in Florence and in Capua too.

Lancia Esatau V.81

The Lancia Esatau V.81 was produced from 1953 to 1959. Most bodies were made by Viberti, with the last 23 by Pistoiesi. A total of 183 were built. The V.81 came in two lengths, the Lancia PV81 powered version (with 130 bhp (97 kW)) at 10,400 mm (409.4 in) long and the Lancia V10 powered version 11,000 mm (433.1 in) long. The V10 originally produced 138 bhp (103 kW) and from 1957 144 bhp (107 kW).

The weight of a Lancia Esatau V.81 is 9,3 tonnes. The bus had 18 seats and space for an additional 30 standing passengers.

Presented by Romano Pisciotti, ITALMOTOR

IVECO

Seaplane

 

 

The Macchi M.C. 72 was an experimental seaplane designed and built by the Italian aircraft company Macchi Aeronautica. The M.C. 72 held the world speed record for all aircraft for five years. In 1933 and 1934, it set a world speed record for piston engine-powered seaplanes which still stands.

A seaplane is a powered fixed-wing aircraft capable of taking off and landing (alighting) on water. Seaplanes that can also take off and land on airfields are in a subclass called amphibious aircraft. Seaplanes and amphibians are usually divided into two categories based on their technological characteristics: floatplanes and flying boats; the latter are generally far larger and can carry far more. These aircraft were sometimes called hydroplanes, but currently this term applies instead to motor-powered

A seaplane is a powered fixed-wing aircraft capable of taking off and landing (alighting) on water. Seaplanes that can also take off and land on airfields are in a subclass called amphibious aircraft. Seaplanes and amphibians are usually divided into two categories based on their technological characteristics: floatplanes and flying boats; the latter are generally far larger and can carry far more. These aircraft were sometimes called hydroplanes, but currently this term applies instead to motor-powered watercraft that use the technique of hydrodynamic lift to skim the surface of water when running at speed.

Their use gradually tailed off after World War II, partially because of the investments in airports during the war. In the 21st century, seaplanes maintain a few niche uses, such as for dropping water on forest fires, air transport around archipelagos, and access to undeveloped or roadless areas, some of which have numerous lakes.

that use the technique of hydrodynamic lift to skim the surface of water when running at speed.

Their use gradually tailed off after World War II, partially because of the investments in airports during the war. In the 21st century, seaplanes maintain a few niche uses, such as for dropping water on forest fires, air transport around archipelagos, and access to undeveloped or roadless areas, some of which have numerous lakes.

Presented by Romano Pisciotti, ITALMOTOR

Perini Navi

“The most beautiful feature of a yacht is the sea around it”

Fabio Perini

Perini Navi è l’unico cantiere navale al mondo che disegna, sviluppa e produce autonomamente i propri yacht.

Perini Navi is the only shipyard in the world that designs, develops and manufactures its own yachts.

THE FOUNDER

Born into a papermaking family in the province of Lucca, Fabio Perini invented and patented an automated mechanism for paper manufacturing at the tender age of 17. Just over a year later, he was already running his own business. In 1966, he founded Fabio Perini SpA, a company that would make history in the world of tissue paper. In less than 20 years, the company became the world leader in its field with facilities across the globe.

A FLAIR FOR INNOVATION

In 1983, Fabio Perini transferred his flair for innovation to boat building by creating a new concept for the design, construction and handling of large sailing yachts that drew on cutting-edge technology and a different distribution of space. Since then, Perini Navi has delivered 60 bluewater sailing yachts, the majority over 40m in length. The launch of 50m Exuma, 55m Galileo G and 73m Grace E, today named Nautilus, three exceptional explorer yachts built by the yard in La Spezia, firmly established the group’s reputation as a builder of both sailing and motor yachts.

MALTESE FALCON

IN THE BEGINNING

Perini Navi was founded in Viareggio in 1983 when Fabio Perini launched a prototype sailing yacht with ample living space that could be sailed with a reduced crew. That vision grew into the most successful fleet of large bluewater cruisers in the world. He then expanded his operations by acquiring the Picchiotti shipyard in La Spezia, a pioneering builder of luxury motor vessels, followed by the Yildiz yard in Tuzla, Istanbul.

GALILEO G

INSPIRED BY TECHNOLOGY.
DRIVEN BY DESIGN

Innovative, inspirational and enterprising, Perini Navi has been a global leader in the design and construction of luxury sailing and motoryachts for over 35 years

 

NAUTILUS

Presented by Romano Pisciotti

IVECO Daily 4×4

New Daily 4×4 competes in a small but very important market niche of working 4×4 vehicles. It is a market that has grown over the years reflecting the importance of the market segment; that of professional all wheel drive vehicles that are able to go anywhere and are expected to do so, typically with users such as utility companies and specialist applications.

Iveco’s expertise in this market spreads right across the range – Daily, Eurocargo and Trakker – covering all aspects of vehicle operation from the highest of hills to the deepest of valleys, these all wheel drive vehicles are exceedingly rugged taking men and equipment where they are most needed, often in emergency conditions. The reliability of these vehicles is second to no other category as is their capability to operate under normal conditions too. Driver comfort too is not compromised. Driving off road is often stressful; not always the fun pastime it would seem.

Daily

 

Behind the wheel of Daily 4×4

New Daily 4×4 looks the part. It rides high off the ground giving the driver an excellent field of view, an essential aspect where off road often means no roads, which of course contributes to its off road performance. The approach angle of 51°, ramp angle of up to 35°, the departure angle of up to 42° and wading capability of 700 mm confirm new Daily to be the go anywhere vehicle it is designed to be. New Daily 4×4 is immediately recognisable by the cab style carried over from new Daily but with a new front bumper in which are mounted the fog and dipped headlights.

Interior cab comforts are carried over from New Daily as is the crew cab, providing seating for the driver and up to six passengers. Driver essential controls such as the dash mounted gear shift, in common with new Daily, and the transfer box controls are ergonomically sited. There is excellent provision for documents and other essential items in the cab. Up to three DIN slots are available to house the radio, tachograph, if required, and other accessories like GPS navigation system. Driver and passenger seating can be tailored to suit customer requirements including features such as suspension seating and seat heating.

The power to do the job

The most powerful engine from the new Daily range, the 176 Cv 3.0 litre HPT engine, ensures the most can be made of new Daily’s off road capability. Off road it may be but environmentally sound it most certainly is. New Daily 4×4 is certified to the Euro IV emission levels and comes equipped with a Diesel Particulate Filter as part of its standard equipment. Thanks to the advanced common rail fuel injection system, continuous regeneration of the filter is ensured even when the engine isn’t working particularly hard, such as stationary power take off conditions. The engine is coupled to the ZF 6S400 overdrive transmission and the remote mounted transfer box with a third differential to provide permanent four wheel drive under all conditions, off and on road. When the going gets tough, the standard third differential lock and rear axle differential lock keep Daily 4×4 moving. If required, the front axle differential lock is available as a production option. All differential locks can be engaged with the vehicle in motion and automatically disengage when the vehicle exceeds differing speeds depending on the differential lock concerned.

Romano Pisciotti, MPI Dealer in Nigeria. italmotor@gmail.com