Название: SIAI S.79. Part 2 Автор: Cesare Gori Издательство: La Bancarella Aeronautica Серия: Ali d'Italia 11 Год: 2000 Формат: PDF Размер: 15 MB Язык: Italian / English Страниц: 71
The Savoia-Marchetti SM.79 Sparviero ("Sparviero" is the Italian word for "Sparrowhawk") was a three-engine Italian bomber with a wood and metal structure that saw service in World War II. Originally designed as a fast passenger transport aircraft, this low-wing monoplane, in the years 1937-9, set 26 world records that qualified it, for some time, as the fastest medium bomber in the world. The SM.79 first entered action in the Spanish Civil War and during World War II saw duty on all fronts. But 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.