S.M.79 serie 8

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S.M.79 Sparviero serie 8 (1939)
sm_79_1939_italy.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
2.3/2.3/2.0BR
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.png1 870 / 2 401/1 200 / 1 540/990 / 1 271Repair
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 Italian bomber S.M.79 serie 8. 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 Italian bomber with a battle rating of 2.0 (AB) and 2.3 (RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.69 "Regia Aeronautica", though a variant existed in the Germany aircraft tech tree prior to the update.

General info

Flight Performance

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
414 400 6 800 32.7 33.6 4.2 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
447 430 6 800 30.7 31.6 7.9 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
+ -
 ???  ???  ??? ~?? ~?
Optimal velocities
Ailerons
(km/h)
Rudder
(km/h)
Elevators
(km/h)
Radiator
(km/h)
< ??? < ??? < ??? > ???
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
 ?,??? m  ??? hp  ?,??? hp

Survivability and armour

  • No armour plating
  • No armour glazing
  • Critical components located at front of aircraft (fuel, pilot, engine, controls)

Armaments

Offensive armament

The S.M.79 serie 8 is armed with:

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

Suspended armament

Main article: Suspended armaments

The S.M.79 serie 8 can utilize the following payloads:

  • 12 x 50  kg GP 50 bombs (600 kg = total)
  • 12 x 100 kg GP 100 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

The S.M.79 serie 8 is defensively armed with:

  • 1 x 12.7 mm Breda-SAFAT machine guns, dorsal turret (500 RPG)
  • 1 x 12.7 mm Breda-SAFAT machine guns, ventral turret (500 RPG)
  • 1 x 7.7   mm Lewis machine gun, 2 x beam turret (485 RPG = 970 total)

Usage in the battles

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Manual Engine Control

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

Modules

Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I
II
III
IV

Pros and cons

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Cons:

History

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Read also

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Italy bombers
Fiat  BR.20 DR
Savoia-Marchetti  S.81 · S.M.79 Sparviero serie 1 (1936) · S.M.79 Sparviero B (1936) · S.M.79 Sparviero serie 8 (1939) · S.M.79 Sparviero AS (1941) · S.M.79 Sparviero bis/T.M (1943)
CANT  Z.1007 bis serie 3 · Z.1007 bis serie 5
Piaggio  P.108B serie 1 · P.108B serie 2
German  ▄Ju 87 R-2 · ▄Ju 87 D-3