Savoia-Marchetti SM.79 Sparviero

Medium Bomber

Savoia Marchetti SM.79 Sparviero, MM24327 / 278-2 © Max Bryansky
Photo ©: Max Bryansky (foxbat.ru)
The Savoia-Marchetti SM.79 Sparviero is a three-engine medium bomber and torpedo bomber aircraft produced by the Italian manufacturer Savoia-Marchetti. The SM.79 was also used as transport and reconaissance aircraft and for close air support missions.
SM.79B and SM.79JR are twin-engined variants. The twin-engined variant SM.79JR, powered by Junkers Jumo 211 engines, was license-built in Romania.
Crew4 / 5
Propulsion3 Radial Engines
Engine ModelAlfa Romeo 126 RC.34
Engine Power (each)559 kW750 hp
Speed430 km/h232 kts
  267 mph
Service Ceiling6.500 m21.325 ft
Range1.900 km1.026 NM
1.181 mi.
Empty Weight6.800 kg14.991 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight10.480 kg23.104 lbs
Wing Span21,20 m69 ft 7 in
Wing Area61,7 m664 ft
Length15,80 m51 ft 10 in
Height4,30 m14 ft 1 in
First Flight08.10.1934
Production Statusout of production
Total Production1217
Data for (Version)Savoia-Marchetti SM.79-I Sparviero
VariantsSM.79-I, SM.79-II, SM.79-III, SM.79B, SM.79C, SM.79K, SM.79JR, SM.79T

[Photo-ID: 12256] Karsten Palt 2016-02-18
Savoia-Marchetti SM.79 Sparviero, Lebanese Air Force, L-112, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2016Savoia-Marchetti
SM.79 Sparviero
Lebanese Air Force
Reg.: L-112
 
One of two remaining SM.79, displayed as Italian Air Force (Regia Aeronautica) MM24327
Museo Aeronautica Militare [Bracciano, Vigna di Valle]
[Photo-ID: 12257] Karsten Palt 2016-02-18
Savoia-Marchetti SM.79 Sparviero, Lebanese Air Force, L-112, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2016Savoia-Marchetti
SM.79 Sparviero
Lebanese Air Force
Reg.: L-112
 
One of two remaining SM.79, displayed as Italian Air Force (Regia Aeronautica) MM24327
Museo Aeronautica Militare [Bracciano, Vigna di Valle]
[Photo-ID: 12258] Karsten Palt 2016-02-18
Savoia-Marchetti SM.79 Sparviero, Lebanese Air Force, L-112, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2016Savoia-Marchetti
SM.79 Sparviero
Lebanese Air Force
Reg.: L-112
 
One of two remaining SM.79, displayed as Italian Air Force (Regia Aeronautica) MM24327
Museo Aeronautica Militare [Bracciano, Vigna di Valle]
[Photo-ID: 12259] Karsten Palt 2016-02-18
Savoia-Marchetti SM.79 Sparviero, Lebanese Air Force, L-112, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2016Savoia-Marchetti
SM.79 Sparviero
Lebanese Air Force
Reg.: L-112
 
One of two remaining SM.79, displayed as Italian Air Force (Regia Aeronautica) MM24327
Museo Aeronautica Militare [Bracciano, Vigna di Valle]
[Photo-ID: 12159] Karsten Palt 2016-02-17
Savoia-Marchetti SM.79 Sparviero, Lebanese Air Force, L-113, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2016Savoia-Marchetti
SM.79 Sparviero
Lebanese Air Force
Reg.: L-113
 
One of two remaining SM.79. Ex Regia Aeronautica MM24499
Museo dell Aeronautica Gianni Caproni [Trento]
[Photo-ID: 12160] Karsten Palt 2016-02-17
Savoia-Marchetti SM.79 Sparviero, Lebanese Air Force, L-113, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2016Savoia-Marchetti
SM.79 Sparviero
Lebanese Air Force
Reg.: L-113
 
One of two remaining SM.79. Ex Regia Aeronautica MM24499
Museo dell Aeronautica Gianni Caproni [Trento]
[Photo-ID: 12161] Karsten Palt 2016-02-17
Savoia-Marchetti SM.79 Sparviero, Lebanese Air Force, L-113, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2016Savoia-Marchetti
SM.79 Sparviero
Lebanese Air Force
Reg.: L-113
 
One of two remaining SM.79. Ex Regia Aeronautica MM24499
Museo dell Aeronautica Gianni Caproni [Trento]
[Photo-ID: 12162] Karsten Palt 2016-02-17
Savoia-Marchetti SM.79 Sparviero, Lebanese Air Force, L-113, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2016Savoia-Marchetti
SM.79 Sparviero
Lebanese Air Force
Reg.: L-113
 
One of two remaining SM.79. Ex Regia Aeronautica MM24499
Museo dell Aeronautica Gianni Caproni [Trento]