S.M.79 bis/T.M (Germany)

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

The ▀S.M.79 Sparviero bis/T.M (1943) 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 1.27 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.

General info

Flight performance

Max speed
at 4 000 m430 km/h
Turn time31 s
Max altitude6 800 m
Engine3 х Alfa Romeo 126 RC 34
TypeRadial
Cooling systemAir
Take-off weight11 t
Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 4,000 m)
Max altitude
(metres)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(metres/second)
Take-off run
(metres)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
Stock 405 395 6800 32.9 33.3 1.8 3.3 450
Upgraded 457 430 30.5 31.6 11.8 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 + -
530 300 313 298 220 ~4 ~2
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 260 < 270 < 270 > 310
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
3,500 m 2,580 hp 2,959 hp

Survivability and armour

Crew5 people
Speed of destruction
Structural530 km/h
Gear300 km/h
  • 12 mm and 6 mm Steel plates around the pilots.
  • 9 mm Steel plates in front of the dorsal gunner, with a 6 mm plate to the left.
  • 6 mm Steel plates in front of beam gunners.

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB1 530 → 1 947 Sl icon.png
RB3 200 → 4 073 Sl icon.png
SB3 100 → 3 946 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications10 360 Rp icon.png
23 600 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost750 Ge icon.png
Crew training11 000 Sl icon.png
Experts38 000 Sl icon.png
Aces250 Ge icon.png
Research Aces220 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
80 / 250 / 200 % Sl icon.png
124 / 124 / 124 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
Mods aerodinamic fuse.png
Fuselage repair
Research:
520 Rp icon.png
Cost:
1 200 Sl icon.png
100 Ge icon.png
Mods radiator.png
Radiator
Research:
520 Rp icon.png
Cost:
1 200 Sl icon.png
100 Ge icon.png
Mods compressor.png
Compressor
Research:
580 Rp icon.png
Cost:
1 300 Sl icon.png
110 Ge icon.png
Mods aerodinamic wing.png
Wings repair
Research:
650 Rp icon.png
Cost:
1 500 Sl icon.png
120 Ge icon.png
Mods new engine.png
Engine
Research:
650 Rp icon.png
Cost:
1 500 Sl icon.png
120 Ge icon.png
Mods metanol.png
Engine injection
Research:
840 Rp icon.png
Cost:
1 900 Sl icon.png
160 Ge icon.png
Mods armor frame.png
Airframe
Research:
580 Rp icon.png
Cost:
1 300 Sl icon.png
110 Ge icon.png
Mods armor cover.png
Cover
Research:
840 Rp icon.png
Cost:
1 900 Sl icon.png
160 Ge icon.png
Mods ammo.png
safat12_belt_pack
Research:
520 Rp icon.png
Cost:
1 200 Sl icon.png
100 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods pilon bomb.png
MCSAP100
Research:
520 Rp icon.png
Cost:
1 200 Sl icon.png
100 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods weapon.png
safat12_new_gun
Research:
580 Rp icon.png
Cost:
1 300 Sl icon.png
110 Ge icon.png
Mods pilon bomb.png
MCGP250
Research:
580 Rp icon.png
Cost:
1 300 Sl icon.png
110 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods ammo.png
safat12_turret_belt_pack
Research:
650 Rp icon.png
Cost:
1 500 Sl icon.png
120 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods pilon torpedo.png
TBC-79
Research:
650 Rp icon.png
Cost:
1 500 Sl icon.png
120 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods turret gun.png
safat12_turret_new_gun
Research:
840 Rp icon.png
Cost:
1 900 Sl icon.png
160 Ge icon.png
Mods pilon bomb.png
MCRO500
Research:
840 Rp icon.png
Cost:
1 900 Sl icon.png
160 Ge icon.png

Armaments

Offensive armament

Ammunition350 rounds
Fire rate700 shots/min
Main article: Breda-SAFAT (12.7 mm)

The S.M.79 bis/T.M (Germany) is armed with:

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

Suspended armament

Number of setups5
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 41 x 450 mm F200/450 torpedo
Setup 52 x 500 kg GP 500 bomb

The S.M.79 bis/T.M (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)
  • 1 x 450 mm F200/450 torpedo
  • 2 x 500 kg GP 500 bombs (1,000 kg total)

Defensive armament

2 х Turret12.7 mm Breda-SAFAT machine gun
Ammunition350 rounds
Fire rate701 shots/min
Turret12.7 mm Breda-SAFAT machine gun
Ammunition500 rounds
Fire rate701 shots/min
Main article: Breda-SAFAT (12.7 mm)

The S.M.79 bis/T.M (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, 2 x beam turrets (350 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

Pros:

  • Has armour, unlike previous models

Cons:

  • Worse flight performance than the previous model (heavier)
  • Fewer defensive guns, while a larger calibre, fewer utilised
  • No defensive coverage for the underside of aircraft

History

In-game description

Three-engine SIAI Savoia-Marchetti SM.79bis "Sparviero" medium torpedo bomber, issued 1943.

On September 8, 1943, Italy surrendered and split in half; in the north, the Germans established a puppet Italian Social Republic (RSI), while the British and Americans controlled the south.

The bulk of SM.79 aircraft remained in the north. In addition, the aircraft factories were located there, as well as a stock of components and unfinished SM.79bis airframes, so production of the planes continued. Aircraft released from 1943 to 44 differed from the first series of planes in a number of ways.

On these planes, in place of the two 7.7-mm Breda SAFAT machine guns were installed two large 12.7-mm Breda SAFAT machine guns with 350 rounds per gun, and the hatches through which they fired were glazed. On one SM.79bis, the nose machine gun (which was used to suppress anti-aircraft ships), was replaced by a 20-mm cannon. Among the instruments added to the plane were a radio altimeter, a gyrocompass, and an autopilot.

The new Italian Social Republic founded the torpedo regiment "Buscaglia", which was armed with SM.79bis torpedo bombers.

The first sortie flown by the Republic's SM.79bis was on March 10 and 13, 1944, against American ships off of the Anzio beachhead. Italian torpedo bombers fought for the Germans until the beginning of 1945. Their final victory was against a steamer with a water displacement of 5000 tons which was sunk on January 5, 1945 in the Adriatic Sea.

The SM.79s which remained in the south of Italy passed under the control of the Allied Air Forces' Italian allies and were used for transportation purposes. In December, 1944, a third transport regiment equipped with these machines appeared on the front. The planes not only carried passengers and cargo, but also dropped leaflets and performed special missions behind the front line.

After the war, almost all of the surviving Sparviero planes in Italy were converted into transport aircraft. They were used as military air couriers, transporting government officials and other important passengers around Italy. Some were used as training planes. By 1952, all of the remaining SM.79s had been scrapped.

A total of 1458 SM.79s were built (including about 150 SM.79bis), more than all other Italian multi-engined bombers combined.

Media

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See also

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  • reference to the series of the aircraft;
  • links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.

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

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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