S.M.79 serie 8
|This page is about the Italian bomber S.M.79 serie 8. For other uses, see S.M.79 (Family).|
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.
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Survivability and armour
- No armour plating
- No armour glazing
- Critical components located at front of aircraft (fuel, pilot, engine, controls)
The S.M.79 serie 8 is armed with:
- 1 x 12.7 mm Breda-SAFAT machine guns, dorsal-mounted (350 RPG)
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)
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
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Pros and cons
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|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|