S.M.79 B (Germany)

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This page is about the gift German bomber S.M.79 B (Germany). For other uses, see S.M.79 (Family).
▀S.M.79 B
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▀S.M.79 B
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Description

The ▀S.M.79 Sparviero B (1936) is a gift rank II German bomber with a battle rating of 2.3 (AB/RB/SB). It has been in the game since the start of the Open Beta Test prior to Update 1.277 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.

General info

Flight performance

Max speed
at 3 700 m445 km/h
Turn time35 s
Max altitude7 500 m
Engine2 х Gnome Rhone K.14 Mistral
TypeRadial
Cooling systemAir
Take-off weight10 t
Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 3,700 m)
Max altitude
(metres)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(metres/second)
Take-off run
(metres)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
Stock 424 413 7500 36.6 37.3 3.0 3.9 580
Upgraded 467 445 33.5 35.0 10.1 5.9

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
X X
Limits
Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
540 300 457 428 280 ~4 ~2
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 260 < 270 < 270 > 307


Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
3,300 m 1,860 hp 1,981 hp

Survivability and armour

Crew5 people
Speed of destruction
Structural540 km/h
Gear300 km/h
  • No armour plating
  • No armour glazing
  • Fuel tanks located in fuselage and wing roots

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB1 650 → 2 088 Sl icon.png
RB4 100 → 5 190 Sl icon.png
SB2 600 → 3 291 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications13 640 Rp icon.png
32 400 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost860 Ge icon.png
Crew training16 000 Sl icon.png
Experts55 000 Sl icon.png
Aces320 Ge icon.png
Research Aces250 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
110 / 290 / 200 % Sl icon.png
130 / 130 / 130 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
Mods aerodinamic fuse.png
Fuselage repair
Research:
690 Rp icon.png
Cost:
1 600 Sl icon.png
100 Ge icon.png
Mods radiator.png
Radiator
Research:
690 Rp icon.png
Cost:
1 600 Sl icon.png
100 Ge icon.png
Mods compressor.png
Compressor
Research:
1 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
2 400 Sl icon.png
150 Ge icon.png
Mods aerodinamic wing.png
Wings repair
Research:
870 Rp icon.png
Cost:
2 100 Sl icon.png
130 Ge icon.png
Mods new engine.png
Engine
Research:
870 Rp icon.png
Cost:
2 100 Sl icon.png
130 Ge icon.png
Mods metanol.png
Engine injection
Research:
1 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
2 600 Sl icon.png
160 Ge icon.png
Mods armor frame.png
Airframe
Research:
1 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
2 400 Sl icon.png
150 Ge icon.png
Mods armor cover.png
Cover
Research:
1 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
2 600 Sl icon.png
160 Ge icon.png
Mods ammo.png
safat12_turret_belt_pack
Research:
690 Rp icon.png
Cost:
1 600 Sl icon.png
100 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods pilon bomb.png
MCSAP100
Research:
690 Rp icon.png
Cost:
1 600 Sl icon.png
100 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 1.png
Mods turret gun.png
safat12_turret_new_gun
Research:
1 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
2 400 Sl icon.png
150 Ge icon.png
Mods ammo.png
bmg303_turret_belt_pack
Research:
870 Rp icon.png
Cost:
2 100 Sl icon.png
130 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods pilon bomb.png
MCGP250
Research:
870 Rp icon.png
Cost:
2 100 Sl icon.png
130 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods turret gun.png
lewis_turret_new_gun
Research:
1 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
2 600 Sl icon.png
160 Ge icon.png
Mods pilon bomb.png
MCRO500
Research:
1 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
2 600 Sl icon.png
160 Ge icon.png

Armaments

Suspended armament

Number of setups4
List of setups
Setup 112 x 50 kg GP 50 bomb
Setup 212 x 100 kg GP 100T bomb
Setup 35 x 250 kg GP 250 bomb
Setup 42 x 500 kg GP 500 bomb

The S.M.79 B (Germany) can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

  • 12 x 50 kg GP 50 bombs (600 kg total)
  • 12 x 100 kg GP 100T bombs (1,200 kg total)
  • 5 x 250 kg GP 250 bombs (1,250 kg total)
  • 2 x 500 kg GP 500 bombs (1,000 kg total)

Defensive armament

2 х Turret12.7 mm Breda-SAFAT machine gun
Ammunition500 rounds
Fire rate701 shots/min
2 х Turret7.7 mm Lewis machine gun
Ammunition500 rounds
Fire rate551 shots/min

The S.M.79 B (Germany) is defended by:

  • 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 turrets (500 rpg)

Usage in battles

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Manual Engine Control

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
Not controllable Controllable
Not auto controlled
Not controllable
Not auto controlled
Not controllable
Not auto controlled
Separate Not controllable
1 gear
Not controllable

Pros and cons

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History

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).

In-game 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).

Media

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See also

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External links


Savoia-Marchetti
Bombers  S.M.79 serie 1 · S.M.79 serie 8
  S.M.79 AS · S.M.79 bis/T.M · S.M.79 B
  S.81
Attackers  SM.91 · SM.92
Captured  ▀S.M.79 serie 1 · ▀S.M.79 serie 4 · ▀S.M.79 serie 8
  ▀S.M.79 AS · ▀S.M.79 bis/T.M · ▀S.M.79 B · ▀S.M.79 bis/N

Germany bombers
Arado  Ar 196 A-3
Blohm & Voss  BV 238
Dornier  Do 17 E-1 · Do 17 Z-2 · Do 217 E-2 · Do 217 E-4 · Do 217 K-1 · Do 217 M-1
Focke-Wulf  Fw 189 A-1 · Fw 200 C-1
Henschel  Hs 123 A-1
Heinkel  He 111 H-3 · He 111 H-6 · He 111 H-16 · He 177 A-5
Junkers  Ju 87 B-2 · Ju 87 R-2 · Ju 87 D-3 · Ju 87 D-5 · Ju 88 A-1 · Ju 88 A-4 · Ju 188 A-2 · Ju 288 C
Messerschmitt  Me 264
Savoia-Marchetti  ▀S.M.79 serie 1 · ▀S.M.79 B · ▀S.M.79 serie 4 · ▀S.M.79 serie 8
  ▀S.M.79 AS · ▀S.M.79 bis/N · ▀S.M.79 bis/T.M
Trophies  ▀Wellington Mk Ic