S.M.79 serie 8 (Germany)

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▀S.M.79 Sparviero serie 8 (1939)
sm_79_1939.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
2.7/2.7/2.3BR
5 peopleCrew
7.1 tEmpty weight
10.7 tTake-off weight
Flight characteristics
6 800 mCeiling
sec34.3/34.3/31.6Turn Time
km/hStalling speed
3 х Alfa Romeo 126 RC 34Engine
RadialType
airCooling system
Speed of destruction
530 km/hStructural
300 km/hGear
Offensive armament
12.7 mm Breda-SAFAT machine gunWeapon 1
350 roundsAmmunition
701 shots/minFire rate
Defensive armament
12.7 mm Breda-SAFAT machine gun2 х Turret
500 roundsAmmunition
701 shots/minFire rate
7.7 mm Lewis machine gun2 х Turret
485 roundsAmmunition
551 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
12 х 50 kg GP 50 bombSetup 1
12 х 100 kg GP 100 bombSetup 2
5 х 250 kg GP 250 bombSetup 3
2 х 500 kg GP 500 bombSetup 4
Economy
9 200 Rp icon.pngResearch
22 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png2 080 / 2 670/1 280 / 1 643/890 / 1 142Repair
6 300 Sl icon.pngCrew training
22 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
180 Ge icon.pngAces
x 1.18 Rp icon.pngReward for battle
This page is about the gift German bomber S.M.79 serie 8 (Germany). For other uses, see S.M.79 (Family).

Description

GarageImage S.M.79serie8.jpg


The ▀S.M.79 Sparviero serie 8 (1939) is a rank II gift German bomber with a battle rating of 2.3 (AB) and 2.7 (RB/SB). This bomber 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

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Characteristics
Stock
Max Speed
(km/h at 4,000 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
411 400 6 800 33.0 33.7 3.2 4.1 450
Upgraded
Max Speed
(km/h at 4,000 m)
Max altitude (meters) Turn time (seconds) Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run (meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
446 430 6 800 30.3 31.6 9.7 5.9 450

Details

Features
Combat flap Take-off flap Landing flap Air brakes Arrestor gear
X X
Limits
Wing-break speed
(km/h)
Gear limit
(km/h)
Combat flap
(km/h)
Max Static G
+ -
530 300 480 ~2 ~2
Optimal velocities
Ailerons
(km/h)
Rudder
(km/h)
Elevators
(km/h)
Radiator
(km/h)
< 300 < 305 < 303 > 200
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
3,300 m 2,250 hp 2,617 hp

Survivability and armour

  • No armour plating
  • No armour glazing
  • Fuel tanks located in fuselage and wing roots

Armaments

Offensive armament

The S.M.79 serie 8 (Germany) is armed with:

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

Suspended armament

  • 2 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

Defensive armament

  • 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)

Usage in battles

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Manual Engine Control

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
Not collable Controllable Not controllable Controllable Combined Not controllable Not controllable

Modules

Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage Repair Radiator Offensive 12 mm MCSAP100
II Compressor Airframe New 12 mm MGs Turret 7 mm
III Wings Repair Engine Turret 12 mm MCGP250
IV Engine Injection Cover New 12 mm MGs (turret) New 7 mm MGs (turret) MCRO500

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Middle engine provides some level of protection for the pilot against head-on attacks

Cons:

  • Weak defensive armament

History

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In-game description

"Three-engine SIAI Savoia-Marchetti SM.79 “Sparviero” medium bomber, second series, issued 1937.

Beginning with the 2nd production series, the SM.79’s dorsal “hump” was shortened (previously it had reached almost to the front door), and the teardrop-shaped fairings were removed. On each side of the hump, a couple of windows were added to better illuminate the radio operator’s and mechanic’s workspaces. The bomber’s gondola located under the fuselage was elongated, the engine’s exhaust pipes were twisted to direct them away from the engine nacelles, and additional extensions were added to the stabilizer fin.

The side-switching 7.7-mm Lewis machine gun from the World War I period, which had been installed inside the fuselage on a mobile track, was replaced by two fixed 7.7-mm Breda SAFAT machine guns, though before the war SM.79s usually flew without onboard guns.

In this form, without virtually any changes, the SM.79 underwent mass production and was delivered to Regia Aeronautica (Italian Royal Air Force) combat units for about seven years.

As a modification of a passenger aircraft, the SM.79 had many related flaws: inconvenient bomb sight positioning, a relatively small bomb bay in a rather large fuselage, and primitive defensive weapons installed in half-open units with no mechanization. All of this understandably drew criticism from the Regia Aeronautica.

But there was no other choice, and in February 1937, during the Spanish Civil War, the SM.79 saw its first combat.

SM.79s with Italian crews and Spanish insignia operated around Seville and Bilbao, participating in the battles of Brunete and Teruel. The SM.79’s speed allowed it to fly long-range daytime operations without escort. Of all the Republican fighters, only the I-16 could successfully intercept the SM.79, and not many I-16s were available. Therefore, the bomber’s losses were relatively small. Combat experience showed that the plane’s survivability was high. Franco only lost 4 SM.79s during the entire war. The Italians lost 12.

Beginning in January 1938, the SM.79 was used as a night bomber. The “Sparviero” played an increasingly bigger role as the civil war progressed. After the war, the surviving Italian SM.79s were transferred into Franco’s Air Force. There they survived World War II, and the last of them were used in the Spanish colonies in North Africa until the early 60’s. In 1943, one “Sparviero” was converted by the Spanish company AISA into a staff plane, used to command the Spanish army."

Media

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See also

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External links

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