The SM.92 is a rank IV Italian attacker with a battle rating of 4.0 (AB/RB) and 4.3 (SB). It was introduced in Update 1.87 "Locked On".
The SM.92 is an Italian twin-engine fighter/bomber prototype designed and produced in 1943. It utilized two imported German Daimler-Benz 605 engines. It was designed to have better performance than its predecessor, the SM.91. The middle gondola was eliminated and the cockpit for the crew of two, the pilot and the gunner, was moved behind the left engine. The gunner remotely operated a fixed 12.7 mm Breda-SAFAT machine gun located in the aircraft's tail.
The SM.92 had an armament complement of three 20 mm MG 151 autocannons and four 12.7 mm Breda-SAFAT machine guns.
In-game this plane can reach over 16 m/s in climb rate and with its air spawn, that is enough to get a sufficient altitude above most fighters once the engagements start.
The SM.92 has a better performance than its predecessor, despite the engines staying the same. It has been made much more aerodynamic with the removal of the gondola on the SM.91 and the moving of the crew to the left fuselage, behind one of the 2 powerful Daimler-Benz 605A1 engines. Part of this improvement is also due to the change on the defensive armament, changing from a 20 mm cannon with a decent traverse to an aerodynamically mounted fixed 12.7 mm Breda-Safat
This plane also has leading edge slats, which help it on its roll rate (as they get deployed on one wing when doing a roll maneuver) and its low speed performance.
(km/h at 6,500 m)
|Rate of climb
|Combat flaps||Take-off flaps||Landing flaps||Air brakes||Arrestor gear|
| Wing-break speed
| Gear limit
| Combat flaps
|Max Static G|
|< 300||< 240||< 500||> 380|
|Optimal altitude||100% Engine power||WEP Engine power|
|6,000 m||1,232 hp||1,387 hp|
Survivability and armour
The SM.92 is armed with:
- 2 x 20 mm MG 151/20 cannons, centre-mounted (300 rpg = 600 total)
- 1 x 20 mm MG 151/20 cannon, mounted in right propeller hub (300 rpg)
- 4 x 12.7 mm Breda-SAFAT machine guns, nose-mounted (350 rpg = 1,400 total)
The SM.92 can be outfitted with the following ordnance:
- Without load
- 6 x 50 kg GP 50 bombs (300 kg total)
- 6 x 100 kg GP 100 bombs (600 kg total)
- 2 x 250 kg GP 250 bombs (500 kg total)
- 2 x 500 kg GP 500 bombs (1,000 kg total)
The SM.92 is defended by:
- 1 x 12.7 mm Breda-SAFAT machine gun, tail turret (350 rpg)
Usage in battles
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Manual Engine Control
|Not controllable|| Controllable
Not auto controlled
Not auto controlled
Not auto controlled
|Separate|| Not controllable
|I||Fuselage repair||Radiator||Offensive 12 mm||Turret 12 mm||MCGP50|
|II||Compressor||Airframe||New 12 mm MGs||MCSAP100|
|III||Wings repair||Engine||Offensive 20 mm||New 12 mm MGs (turret)||MCGP250|
|IV||Engine injection||Cover||New 20 mm cannons||MCRO500|
Pros and cons
- Lots of guns that can be brought to use
- Defensive turret is almost fixed (only ±2° in each direction); the target has to be at exact 6 o'clock to be engaged
- Bad rate of acceleration even when diving
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- Might Have Beens: Italian Twin-Engined Fighters, 1943
|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|
|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|