SM.79 Sparviero serie 1 (1936) ✙

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This page is for the German S.M.79 Sparviero (1936), if you are looking for the one in the Italian tech tree, see S.M.79 Sparviero (1936)


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General info

SM.79 Sparviero serie 1 (1936) in the Garage.

The SM.79 Sparviero serie 1 ✙ is a Rank II German bomber with a battle rating of 2.0 (AB), 1.7 (RB), and 2.3 (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, although it still exists in the German tree for those who unlocked it prior to Update 1.69.

The main purpose, usage and tactics recommendations

General play style

Due to its relatively low Battle Rating, the three-engined SM.79 serie 8 enjoys a relatively high speed for a bomber against most of the lower tiered opposition it faces. This aids its survivability, particularly in a shallow dive. Unfortunately, it is rather lacking in bombload options compared to the He 111s and Ju 88s and also has rather poor defensive fire arcs. Unlike the German bombers, however, it is armed with 12.7 mm Breda-SAFAT machine guns which can pack quite a punch against the flimsier aircraft it faces. The pilot also controls a fixed forward-firing 12.7 mm Breda, which is otherwise uncovered by any defensive armament. This gun can be useful for strafing light vehicles and trucks that will be encountered frequently in low tier battles, and can be used to shoot down other aircraft. It is somewhat more maneuverable than the He 111 H-3, but the Sparviero is by no means a fighter and will rapidly lose energy in turns. With the ability to carry 500 kg bombs, the SM.79 can use these to more easily take out pillboxes and heavier tanks, although this reduces the total bombload to only 1000 kg as opposed to 1250 kg with 250 kg bombs.

Vehicle characteristics

Tactics

Specific enemies worth noting

Counter-tactics

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Hard-hitting 12.7 mm Breda-SAFAT defensive machine guns.
  • Pilot-controlled fixed forward-firing 12.7 mm Breda, which can be equipped with IAI (explosive) ammunition.
  • High speed for its BR.
  • Middle engine provides some level of protection for the pilot against head-on attacks.
  • Capable of carrying 500 kg bombs, unlike the He 111 H-3 or Do 17 Z-1.

Cons:

  • Poor total bombload compared to the He 111 H-3 (1250 kg max)
  • Poor defensive fire arcs, including a deadzone in the rear where neither of the rearward facing 12.7 mm machine guns can cover.
  • No frontal defensive gun covering the frontal aspect.
  • Lacks armour protection for the crew.
  • Forced to choose between less total bombload but individually more powerful bombs or higher total bombload with less powerful bombs.

Specifications

Armaments

Offensive armaments

  • 1 x 12.7 mm Breda-SAFAT machine guns, dorsal-mounted (350 rpg)

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 (485 rpg = 970 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: Alfa Romeo 126 RC 34 9-cylinder radial x3
  • Cooling type: Air
  • Takeoff power: 639 hp (Stock), 704 hp (Upgraded)
  • Mass: 485 kg
Name: Alfa Romeo 126 RC 34 9-cylinder radial x3
  • Cooling type: Air
  • Takeoff power: 632 hp (Stock), 670 hp (Upgraded)
  • Mass: 485 kg
Name: Alfa Romeo 126 RC 34 9-cylinder radial x3
  • Cooling type: Air
  • Takeoff power: 632 hp (Stock), 670 hp (Upgraded)
  • Mass: 485 kg

Stats

Stock
  • Max speed: 416 km/h
    • at height: 4,000 m
  • Max altitude: 6,800 m
  • Turn Time: 32.6 s
  • Rate of Climb: 4.5 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 450 m

Upgraded

  • Max speed: 442 km/h
    • at height: 4,000 m
  • Max altitude: 6,800 m
  • Turn Time: 30.7 s
  • Rate of Climb: 7.4 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 450 m
Stock
  • Max speed: 405 km/h
    • at height: 4,000 m
  • Max altitude: 6,800 m
  • Turn Time: 33.7 s
  • Rate of Climb: 4.4 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 450 m

Upgraded

  • Max speed: 430 km/h
    • at height: 4,000 m
  • Max altitude: 6,800 m
  • Turn Time: 31.6 s
  • Rate of Climb: 5.9 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 450 m
Stock
  • Max speed: 405 km/h
    • at height: 4,000 m
  • Max altitude: 6,800 m
  • Turn Time: 33.7 s
  • Rate of Climb: 4.4 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 450 m

Upgraded

  • Max speed: 430 km/h
    • at height: 4,000 m
  • Max altitude: 6,800 m
  • Turn Time: 31.6 s
  • Rate of Climb: 5.9 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 450 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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Altitude in 1000m

Supercharger Stage #1: 100%

Supercharger Stage #1: WEP



Modules and improvements

History of creation and combat usage

Ingame description

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Screenshots and fan art

Skins and camouflages for the SM.79M Sparviero (1936) 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.79 (1936)
Nation Italy
Type Medium Tactical Bomber
Fighting style Ground Attack
Bombing

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Characteristics
Empty Weight ~6821 kg
Empty Weight + fuel ~8621 kg
Takeoff Weight ~10500 kg
Wing Area ~61 m²
# Flap Positions 3
Number of Engines 3
Air Brakes no
Arrestor Gear no
Statistics
Power per Engine 670 hp
WEP Duration infinite
top speed ~430.00 kph at 4000 m
Climb Rate ~5.90 m/s
Optimal climb velocity ~201.60 kph
Turn Time ~31.64 s
Wing loading (Empty) ~112.00 kg/m²
Characteristics
Empty Weight ~15038 lb
Empty Weight + fuel ~19006 lb
Takeoff Weight ~23149 lb
Wing Area ~657 ft²
# Flap Positions 3
Number of Engines 3
Air Brakes no
Arrestor Gear no
Statistics
Power per Engine 670 hp
WEP Duration infinite
Top speed ~267.19 mph at 13123 m
Climb Rate 19.36 ft/s
Optimal climb velocity ~125.27 mph
Turn Time 31.64 s
Wing loading (Empty) ~22.94 lb/ft²
Main Weapons
1 x 12.7 mm Breda-SAFAT 350 RPG
2 x 12.7 mm Breda-SAFAT 500 RPG
2 x 7.7 mm Lewis 485 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
Combat Flaps 480 kph
Max static +G's ~2
Max static -G's ~2
Optimal Velocities
Ailerons <300 kph
Rudder <305 kph
Elevators <303 kph
Radiator >200 kph
Limits
Max Speed limit 329 mph
Gear lmit 186 mph
Combat Flaps 298 mph
Max static +G's ~2
Max static -G's ~2
Optimal Velocities
Ailerons <186 mph
Rudder <190 mph
Elevators <188 mph
Radiator >124 mph
Manual Control
Mixer is not 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 not controllable
Turbocharger is not controllable
Compressor settings 1
Optimal Altitude
3300 m
10827 ft
100% Enginepower 2250 hp
WEP Enginepower 2617 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)