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).|
- 1 Description
- 2 General info
- 3 Armaments
- 4 Usage in battles
- 5 History
- 6 Media
- 7 See also
- 8 External links
The ▀S.M.79 Sparviero bis/T.M (1943) is a gift rank II German bomber with a battle rating of 2.7 (AB/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.
Describe how the aircraft behaves in the air. Speed, manoeuvrability, acceleration and allowable loads - these are the most important characteristics of the vehicle.
| Max Speed
(km/h at 4,000 m)
| Max altitude
| Turn time
| Rate of climb
| Max Speed
(km/h at 4,000 m)
|Max altitude (meters)||Turn time (seconds)|| Rate of climb
|Take-off run (meters)|
|Combat flap||Take-off flap||Landing flap||Air brakes||Arrestor gear|
| Wing-break speed
| Gear limit
| Combat flap
|Max Static G|
|< 300||< 305||< 303||> 200|
|Optimal altitude||100% Engine power||WEP Engine power|
|3,500 m||2,580 hp||2,959 hp|
Survivability and armour
- 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.
The S.M.79 bis/T.M (Germany) is armed with:
- 1 x 12.7 mm Breda-SAFAT machine guns, dorsal-mounted (350 rpg)
- 2 x 50 kg GP 50 bombs
- 12 x 100 kg GP 100 bombs
- 5 x 250 kg GP 250 bombs
- 1 x 905 kg F200/450x5.45 torpedo
- 2 x 500 kg GP 500 bombs
- 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 turret (350 rpg = 700 total)
Usage in battles
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Manual Engine Control
|Not controllable||Controllable||Not controllable||Controllable||Combined||Not controllable||Not controllable|
|I||Fuselage Repair||Radiator||Offensive 12 mm||MCSAP100|
|II||Compressor||Airframe||New 12 mm MGs||MCGP250|
|III||Wings Repair||Engine||Turret 12 mm||TBC-79|
|IV||Engine Injection||Cover||New 12 mm MGs (turret)||MCRO500|
Pros and cons
- Has armour, unlike previous models
- 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
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=== Encyclopedia Info ===, also if applicable).
"Three-engine SIAI Savoia-Marchetti SM.79 “Sparviero” medium torpedo bomber, issued 1941.
By early 1941 the number of “Sparvieros"" in the Italian Royal Air Force began to decrease. The more advanced CANT Z.1007 “Alcione”, also a three-engined plane, was replacing the ageing SM.79. However, the “Sparviero” soon had another, just as important role as the primary “workhorse” of Italian naval aviation.
In March 1937, one of the SM.79s was equipped with a special torpedo sight, and under the fuselage a left-offset suspension rack was installed for an 860kg 450-mm torpedo. In November 1937, the plane passed all flight tests. In March 1938, a new version which carried two torpedoes was tested. This time, results were not so good, since the weight hindered the plane’s controllability. Consequently, the variant accepted was the one-torpedo version. Beginning in late 1939, all SM.79 production aircraft were fitted with torpedo mounts.
The SM.79 torpedo bombers had virtually the same design as the regular bombers. Their crew was increased by one person: a naval observation officer, who sat between radio operator and mechanic. From 1941 on, the engines were equipped first with extended tailpipes, and then with Wellington flame arresters. Arresters were also installed on the barrels of the machine guns.
In 1942, the Alfa-Romeo 126RC34 engines were equipped with an ethanol injection system, which allowed a short engine output boost to 900 hp, increasing the plane’s speed by 50 km/h. But this reduced the engine’s life span, which was already unsatisfactory.
On July 25, 1940, the first experimental torpedo squadron, containing five aircraft, was founded. It was an SM.79 from this group that launched the first torpedo attack on the ships in the Egyptian port of Alexandria on August 15, 1940.
By early 1942, the Italian torpedo bombers had become a major force to be reckoned with. By November 1942 there were 147 SM.79 torpedo bombers in service, in nine groups.
In June and August 1942, the Italians persistently attacked British convoys breaking through to Malta with moderate success, but they themselves lost about 50 SM.79s, with experienced crews."
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|Arado||Ar 234 B-2 · Ar 234 C-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 288 C|
|Savoia-Marchetti||▀S.M.79 Sparviero serie 1 (1936) · ▀S.M.79 Sparviero B (1936) · ▀S.M.79 Sparviero serie 4 (1937) · ▀S.M.79 Sparviero serie 8 (1939)|
|▀S.M.79 Sparviero AS (1941) · ▀S.M.79 Sparviero bis/N (1942) · ▀S.M.79 Sparviero bis/T.M (1943)|
|Trophies||▀Wellington Mk Ic|