✙ S.M.79 B Sparviero (1936)

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This page is for the German Nation-de.png S.M.79 B Sparviero (1936), if you are looking for this version of the aircraft from the Italian tech tree, see S.M.79 B Sparviero (1936)


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General info

Nation-de.png S.M.79 B Sparviero in the garage.

The Nation-de.png S.M.79 B Sparviero (1936) is a Rank II German bomber with a battle rating of 3.3 (AB), 2.7 (RB), and 3.0 (SB). It was in the game since the start of the Open Beta Test prior to Update 1.29 in the German aviation tree. In Update 1.69 "Regia Aeronautica", the S.M.79 as well as the other Italian planes in the German tree were moved to the new Italian tree. This variant is painted in Romanian markings.

The main purpose, usage and tactics recommendations

General play style

Vehicle characteristics

Tactics

Specific enemies worth noting

Counter-tactics

Pros and cons

Pros

Cons

Specifications

Armaments

Defensive armaments

  • 1 x 12.7 mm Breda-SAFAT machine gun, dorsal turret (500 rpg)
  • 1 x 12.7 mm Breda-SAFAT machine gun, ventral turret (500 rpg)
  • 1 x 7.7 mm Lewis machine gun, 2 x beam turret (500 rpg = 1,000 total)

Payloads

  • 12 x 50 kg GP 50 bombs
  • 12 x 100 kg GP 100 bombs
  • 5 x 250 kg GP 250 bombs
  • 2 x 500 kg GP 500 bombs

Engine & mobility

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Engine

Name: Gnome Rhone K.14 Mistral 14-cylinder radial x2
  • Cooling type: Air
  • Max power: 667 hp (Stock), 860 hp (Upgraded)
  • Takeoff power: 811 hp (Stock), 1004 hp (Upgraded)
  • Mass: 585 kg
Name: Gnome Rhone K.14 Mistral 14-cylinder radial x2
  • Cooling type: Air
  • Max power: 659 hp (Stock), 750 hp (Upgraded)
  • Takeoff power: 803 hp (Stock), 894 hp (Upgraded)
  • Mass: 585 kg
Name: Gnome Rhone K.14 Mistral 14-cylinder radial x2
  • Cooling type: Air
  • Max power: 659 hp (Stock), 750 hp (Upgraded)
  • Takeoff power: 803 hp (Stock), 894 hp (Upgraded)
  • Mass: 585 kg

Stats

Stock
  • Max speed: 424 km/h
    • at height: 3,700 m
  • Max altitude: 7,500 m
  • Turn Time: 36.6 s
  • Rate of Climb: 3.0 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 580 m

Upgraded

  • Max speed: 467 km/h
    • at height: 3,700 m
  • Max altitude: 7,500 m
  • Turn Time: 33.5 s
  • Rate of Climb: 10.1 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 580 m
Stock
  • Max speed: 413 km/h
    • at height: 3,700 m
  • Max altitude: 7,500 m
  • Turn Time: 37.3 s
  • Rate of Climb: 3.9 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 580 m

Upgraded

  • Max speed: 445 km/h
    • at height: 3,700 m
  • Max altitude: 7,500 m
  • Turn Time: 35.0 s
  • Rate of Climb: 5.9 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 580 m
Stock
  • Max speed: 413 km/h
    • at height: 3,700 m
  • Max altitude: 7,500 m
  • Turn Time: 37.3 s
  • Rate of Climb: 3.9 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 580 m

Upgraded

  • Max speed: 445 km/h
    • at height: 3,700 m
  • Max altitude: 7,500 m
  • Turn Time: 35.0 s
  • Rate of Climb: 5.9 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 580 m

Performance

Warning this is still in the test phase and is probably incorrect. Take information with a grain of salt (data taken from 1.55)



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0.42
0.84
1.26
1.68
2.1
Horsepower in 1000hp
Altitude in 1000m

Supercharger Stage #1: 100%

Supercharger Stage #1: WEP



Modules and improvements

History of creation and combat usage

Ingame description

Twin-engine SIAI Savoia-Marchetti SM.79B medium bomber.

During the pre-war period, SIAI actively tried to export the SM.79. Alessandro Marchetti argued that twin-engine planes, not three-engine, would be best for export. So, in spite of the Royal Italian Air Force’s rejection of the SM.79B bomber project, he continued work in this area, developing a prototype.

The SM.79B had a completely redesigned nose section. A glazed cabin for the bombardier/navigator was placed where the centrally located engine used to be. The cockpit, to improve visibility, was moved forward and raised. The dorsal “hump” was moved farther back. Also, the area of the keel was increased slightly.

The plane was powered by two 14-cylinder star-shaped air-cooled Gnome-Rhone 14Kfs engines with 950 hp and a metal three-bladed variable-pitch SIAI propeller.

The engines were placed in elongated engine nacelles, and the aeroplane was given a more streamlined design, which fully compensated for the reduction in total thrust. The aircraft’s defensive armament remained virtually unchanged: three heavy-calibre 12.7 mm Breda SAFAT machine guns, with 500 rounds per gun. One fixed machine gun was placed in the nose, and a second was located in the turret under the hump’s sliding panel. The ventral gondola was now used only for a third gun, defending the plane from attacks from the lower rear.

The twin-engine SM.79B was offered to Belgium, Brazil, China, Czechoslovakia, Finland, Turkey, Yugoslavia, and the Soviet Union. However, no orders from any of these countries were ever received.

In the spring of 1937, Iraq ordered five SM.79Bs. The aircraft for Iraq were equipped with A.80 RC.41 engined with a takeoff power of 1030 hp. The third, fourth, and fifth SM.79Bs had larger cockpit windows. In early 1938, the Italian crews ferried the aircraft to the customer. All of these planes were eventually destroyed in 1941 during the rebellion in Iraq.

The largest order for the twin-engine SM.79B was placed by the country of Romania. In autumn of 1937, the Romanians requested 24 of the aircraft equipped with IAR K14-II engines with a power of 900 hp. (A licensed version of the Gnome-Rhone engine, produced in Romania.)

When compared with the Iraqi planes, the Romanian version had several differences: the mobile 7.92mm Browning FN machine gun with rotary magazine and 350 rounds of ammunition (mounted in the nose) and various equipment modifications. In 1938, these aircraft entered service with two squadrons of the Forţele Aeriene Regale ale Romaniei (Royal Romanian Air Force).

Screenshots and fan art

Skins and camouflages for the SM.79B Sparviero can be found at Warthunder Live.

Do note that the search term #sm79 is a broad search term that covers all SM.79 Sparviero series that can be found ingame, so be sure to check the descriptions if the skin is applicable to the selected aircraft.

Additional information (links)

References


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Icon-country-der.png SM.79B Sparviero
Nation Germany
Type Medium Bomber
Fighting style Ground Attack
Bombing

   Metric✓       Imperial   

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Characteristics
Empty Weight ~7100 kg
Empty Weight + fuel ~8900 kg
Takeoff Weight ~10800 kg
Wing Area ~61 m²
# Flap Positions 3
Number of Engines 2
Air Breaks no
Arrestor Gear no
Statistics
Power per Engine 830 hp
WEP Duration infinite
top speed ~430.00 kph at 3700 m
Climb Rate ~5.90 m/s
Optimal climb velocity ~203.04 kph
Turn Time ~31.64 s
Wing loading (Empty) ~116.00 kg/m²
Characteristics
Empty Weight ~15653 lb
Empty Weight + fuel ~19621 lb
Takeoff Weight ~23810 lb
Wing Area ~657 ft²
# Flap Positions 3
Number of Engines 2
Air Breaks no
Arrestor Gear no
Statistics
Power per Engine 830 hp
WEP Duration infinite
Top speed ~267.19 mph at 12139 m
Climb Rate 19.36 ft/s
Optimal climb velocity ~126.16 mph
Turn Time 31.64 s
Wing loading (Empty) ~23.76 lb/ft²
Main Weapons
2 x Breda SAFAT 500 RPG
2 x Lewis 500 RPG
Payload Option 1
12 x 💣 50 kg GP 50 Bomb
Payload Option 2
12 x 💣 100 kg GP 100 Bomb
Payload Option 3
5 x 💣 250 kg GP 250 Bomb
Payload Option 4
2 x 💣 500 kg GP 500 Bomb
Limits
Max Speed limit 530 kph
Gear lmit 300 kph
Max static +G's ~2
Max static -G's ~2
Optimal Velocities
Ailerons <300 kph
Rudder <305 kph
Elevators <303 kph
Radiator >180 kph
Limits
Max Speed limit 329 mph
Gear lmit 186 mph
Max static +G's ~2
Max static -G's ~2
Optimal Velocities
Ailerons <186 mph
Rudder <190 mph
Elevators <188 mph
Radiator >112 mph
Manual Control
Mixer is controllable
Pitch is controllable
no automatic pitch
Radiator (water) is controllable
Radiator (oil) is not controllable
Oil and water uses combined radiator control
Supercharger is controllable
Turbocharger is controllable
Compressor settings 1
Optimal Altitude
3300 m
10827 ft
100% Enginepower 1860 hp
WEP Enginepower 1981 hp
* Warning this is still in the test phase and can be incorrect. Take information with a grain of salt (data from 1.57 initial release)