SM.79 Sparviero (6 pcs)

SKU: WIT-616
2 customer reviews


Italian standard three-engine bomber and torpedo-bomber.

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Savoia-Marchetti SM.79

The Savoia-Marchetti SM.79 Sparviero (Italian for sparrowhawk) was a three-engined Italian medium bomber with a wood-and-metal structure. Originally designed as a fast passenger aircraft, between 1937 and 1939 this low-wing monoplane set 26 world records, qualifying it for some time as the fastest medium bomber in the world.[2] It first saw action during the Spanish Civil War and flew on all fronts in which Italy was involved during World War II.[3] It achieved success as a torpedo bomber in the Mediterranean theater,[4] and became the best-known Italian aeroplane of the war.[3] It was easily recognizable due to its distinctive fuselage dorsal “hump”, and was well liked by its crews, who nicknamed it il gobbo maledetto (“damned hunchback”).[5] It was the most numerous Italian bomber of World War II, with some 1,300 built, remaining in Italian service until 1952.

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Weight 0.0625 lbs

2 reviews for SM.79 Sparviero (6 pcs)

  1. George Schneider (verified owner)

    SM-79’s have fine workmanship to start with and paint up well too. I’ll say the same for the other items I received as well that include: JU-87B’s and CR-42’s. I should add that they will be used in a scenario with 1/3000 scale ships that are based on the Pedestal Convoy of 1942.
    George Schneider

  2. Ray (verified owner)

    Nice model, and metal is extremely sturdy. Don’t forget the decals!

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