Period: Second World War
Model Dim.: 25 cm
The Savoia Marchetti SM 81 began solution inside bombing units for the Regia Aeronautica (Italian Royal Air Force) around the middle associated with the 1930’s. It operated in the campaign in Ethiopia, into the Spanish Civil War and during World War II. It had three engines with low wings and a set undercarriage. It had been propelled by 3 Alfa Romeo 125 RC 35 machines with 650 Hp each, or, successively, by more powerful Piaggio P. X RC.35 700 Hp engines which brought it to a maximum rate of 340 Km/h. Armed with 6 7.7 mm Breda-Safat machine weapons, it had an offensive payload of 2,000 kg in bombs. During its entrance in service, it was very contemporary bombers on the planet, but in the beginning of World War II, by then surpassed, it absolutely was predominantly employed for night time missions. Because of this reason it absolutely was nicknamed “bat”. However over 300 SM 81’s equipped the Regia Aeronautica squadrons on various fronts, from Aegean Water to North Africa.
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