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Savoia Marchetti S-79 Torpedo-bomber

The Savoia-Marchetti SM.79 Sparviero (Sparrowhawk) was a three-engined Italian medium bomber. Originally designed as a fast
passenger aircraft, this low-wing monoplane, in the years 1937–39, set
26 world records that qualified it for some time as the fastest medium
bomber in the world.It first saw action during the Spanish Civil War and flew on all fronts in which Italy was involved during World War II. It became famous and achieved many successes as a torpedo bomber in the Mediterranean theater. The SM.79 was an outstanding aircraft and was certainly the best known Italian aeroplane of World War II.It was easily recognizable due to its distinctive fuselage dorsal "hump", and was well liked by its crews . It was the most widely produced Italian bomber of World War II, with some 1,300 built, remaining in Italian service until 1952.

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Added: Nov-2-2011 
By: Panzerknacker2
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Tags: Savoia, Marchetti, S-79, Torpedo-bomber, italian, air, force
Location: Pantelleria, Sicily, Italy (load item map)
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