SM.92

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SM.92
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Description

The SM.92 is a rank IV Italian strike aircraft 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.

General info

Flight performance

Air brakes
Allows you to dramatically reduce the flight speed by releasing special flaps
Max speed
at 6 500 m630 km/h
Turn time19 s
Max altitude12 000 m
Engine2 х Daimler-Benz DB-605A1
TypeInline
Cooling systemWater
Take-off weight9 t

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 manoeuvre) and its low speed performance.

Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 6,500 m)
Max altitude
(metres)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(metres/second)
Take-off run
(metres)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
Stock 606 590 12000 20.5 21.2 8.9 8.9 375
Upgraded 656 630 18.9 19.5 16.0 12.0

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
X
Limits
Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
845 300 535 450 260 ~10 ~5
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 300 < 240 < 500 > 380
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
6,000 m 1,232 hp 1,387 hp

Survivability and armour

Crew2 people
Speed of destruction
Structural845 km/h
Gear300 km/h
The modules on the SM.92 as seen from the top down. The red squares are the fuel tanks. The green squares are the cooling systems
Armoured windshield on the SM.92
  • Fuel tanks located in wings and behind the engines
  • 38 mm Bulletproof glass - Armoured windscreen

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB3 710 → 4 789 Sl icon.png
RB8 720 → 11 257 Sl icon.png
SB11 330 → 14 627 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications52 700 Rp icon.png
111 100 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost1 700 Ge icon.png
Crew training68 000 Sl icon.png
Experts240 000 Sl icon.png
Aces1 100 Ge icon.png
Research Aces520 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
110 / 230 / 350 % Sl icon.png
172 / 172 / 172 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
Mods aerodinamic fuse.png
Fuselage repair
Research:
2 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
4 400 Sl icon.png
180 Ge icon.png
Mods radiator.png
Radiator
Research:
2 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
4 400 Sl icon.png
180 Ge icon.png
Mods compressor.png
Compressor
Research:
3 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
6 300 Sl icon.png
260 Ge icon.png
Mods aerodinamic wing.png
Wings repair
Research:
2 600 Rp icon.png
Cost:
5 500 Sl icon.png
220 Ge icon.png
Mods new engine.png
Engine
Research:
2 600 Rp icon.png
Cost:
5 500 Sl icon.png
220 Ge icon.png
Mods metanol.png
Engine injection
Research:
4 300 Rp icon.png
Cost:
9 100 Sl icon.png
370 Ge icon.png
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Airframe
Research:
3 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
6 300 Sl icon.png
260 Ge icon.png
Mods armor cover.png
Cover
Research:
4 300 Rp icon.png
Cost:
9 100 Sl icon.png
370 Ge icon.png
Mods ammo.png
safat12_belt_pack
Research:
2 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
4 400 Sl icon.png
180 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods ammo.png
safat12_turret_belt_pack
Research:
2 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
4 400 Sl icon.png
180 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 1.png
Mods pilon bomb.png
MCGP50
Research:
2 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
4 400 Sl icon.png
180 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
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safat12_new_gun
Research:
3 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
6 300 Sl icon.png
260 Ge icon.png
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MCSAP100
Research:
3 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
6 300 Sl icon.png
260 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
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mg15120_belt_pack
Research:
2 600 Rp icon.png
Cost:
5 500 Sl icon.png
220 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods turret gun.png
safat12_turret_new_gun
Research:
2 600 Rp icon.png
Cost:
5 500 Sl icon.png
220 Ge icon.png
Mods pilon bomb.png
MCGP250
Research:
2 600 Rp icon.png
Cost:
5 500 Sl icon.png
220 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods weapon.png
mg15120_new_gun
Research:
4 300 Rp icon.png
Cost:
9 100 Sl icon.png
370 Ge icon.png
Mods pilon bomb.png
MCRO500
Research:
4 300 Rp icon.png
Cost:
9 100 Sl icon.png
370 Ge icon.png

Armaments

Offensive armament

Ammunition900 rounds
Fire rate750 shots/min
Ammunition1 400 rounds
Fire rate700 shots/min

The SM.92 is armed with:

  • 2 x 20 mm MG 151 cannons, centre-mounted (300 rpg = 600 total)
  • 1 x 20 mm MG 151 cannon, mounted in right propeller hub (300 rpg)
  • 4 x 12.7 mm Breda-SAFAT machine guns, nose-mounted (350 rpg = 1,400 total)

Suspended armament

Number of setups4
List of setups
Setup 16 x 50 kg GP 50 bomb
Setup 26 x 100 kg GP 100T bomb
Setup 32 x 250 kg GP 250 bomb
Setup 42 x 500 kg GP 500 bomb

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 100T 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)

Defensive armament

Turret12.7 mm Breda-SAFAT machine gun
Ammunition350 rounds
Fire rate701 shots/min
Main article: Breda-SAFAT (12.7 mm)

The SM.92 is defended by:

  • 1 x 12.7 mm Breda-SAFAT machine gun, tail turret (350 rpg)

Usage in battles

At start of the battle climb 10°(stock)/12,5°(Upgraded) with WEP, go to up 2000m and after it you can do these tactics:

CAS 

In Air RB attack the enemy light casamates with your bomb and go to destroy enemy light tanks, AA and artillery.

In Ground RB after picked up the plane, you can do a dive attack or a planar attack:

For a dive attack climb  to the previous altitude (2000m) and do a dive and drop the bombs to the enemy ground vehicles;

For a planar attack go to enemy ground vehicles sideways and drop the bombs, remember this time the attack it's precise but you drop altitude when you do it and enemy AA vehicles can kill you more easily;

After dropped the bombs you can use the SM.92 as a Interceptor and kill dangerous enemy planes

Interceptor

After climbed 2000m, climb more and go to up 3000m and after it go to chase enemy bombers, attack frontaly or above the enemy bombers, if there are enemy fighter under you do a boom and zoom attack from above, you can use combat flaps for more maneuverability, attention the flaps have the limit of 535 km/h and after it they break, you lose speed and maneuverability without flaps.

There are some enemy fighters that you can't  kill easily because are very maneuverable  for example enemy Zero A6M2/A6M5, Spitfire (every variant)and other maneuverable fighters.

Manual Engine Control

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
Not controllable Controllable
Not auto controlled
Controllable
Not auto controlled
Controllable
Not auto controlled
Separate Not controllable
1 gear
Not controllable

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Lots of guns that can be Brought 
  • Good Suspended armament
  • Good offensive armament
  • Good Diving maneuverability
  • Average maneuverability

Cons:

  • 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
  • Big target for AA and fighters

History

Front view of the sole Savoia-Marchetti SM.92 prototype.

The Savoia-Marchetti SM.92 was an Italian prototype heavy fighter/bomber aircraft developed during the Second World War. Based on the previous SM.88 prototype heavy fighter, the aircraft featured a dual-boom design with two engines and two crew members both in a single cockpit. Like its predecessor, only a single prototype was built; this aircraft was tested but later damaged when an Axis fighter pilot mistook it for the similarly-shaped American P-38 Lightning. After being grounded for repairs, the single aircraft was destroyed by Allied bombing, thus ending the life of this unique Italian heavy fighter.

Design and development

In 1939, the Italian aircraft firm Savoia-Marchetti produced the SM.88 fighter - this was a prototype heavy fighter aircraft with twin booms, two engines and a crew nacelle nestled in between the booms. Despite being quite successful in tests, the project was abandoned due to the introduction of the German Bf 110, a heavy fighter with similar performance. However, in 1942, Savoia-Marchetti began the development of a new heavy twin-boom heavy fighter aircraft, similar to the SM.88 - this would ultimately become the SM.92.

The SM.92 was developed at the same time as the earlier SM.91 heavy fighter, enabling the use of common components for both aircraft. The aircraft featured a twin boom design, meaning that there were two separate fuselages on the aircraft, one on each side. For simplicity, the SM.92 utilized the fuselage booms, tailplane and wing structure of the SM.91. However, the aircraft had just a single cockpit mounted asymmetrically on the portside or left fuselage. The two crew members consisted of a pilot and dedicated rear gunner, who operated the remote controlled turret at the rear.

The SM.92 was powered by two Daimler-Benz DB 605 engines producing a combined 2580 hp - fitted to the front of each boom, the engines drove three-bladed propellers. This powerplant enabled the SM.92 to reach a maximum speed of 630 km/h at altitude, with a service ceiling of 12 km. The armament consisted of three MG 151/20 cannons mounted on the centreline and inside the starboard propeller hub, as well as four Breda-SAFAT machine guns mounted firing forwards. A single additional Breda-SAFAT gun was mounted firing rearwards in the tailcone, though this weapon had a very narrow defensive arc.

Prototype history

Construction of the first SM.92 prototype was slow and only completed in late 1943; the prototype took flight for the first time in October of that year. The actual performance of the aircraft was worse than expected, but despite this, the prototype still flew for over 20 hours. In March of 1944, the prototype was airborne when it was engaged by an axis pilot, flying a Macchi C.205, who had mistook the aircraft for the Allied P-38 Lightning. Having taken severe damage, the aircraft limped home and was grounded for repairs; it was in this state that the aircraft was destroyed by Allied bombing, ending the development of this interesting aircraft design.

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Savoia-Marchetti
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
  S.81
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

Italy strike aircraft
  Ba.65 (K.14) L · Breda 88 (P.XI) · F.C.20 Bis · P.108A serie 2
  Ro.57 Quadriarma · SM.91 · SM.92
  Foreign:
Germany  ▄Bf 110 G-4 · Hs 129 B-2 (Romania)