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SM.79 Italian Air Force WWII Bomber Display Model 

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SM.79 Italian Air Force WWII Bomber Display Model
World War II

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The Savoia- Marchetti SM.79 was a three engine Italian bomber that saw extensive service during WW2, it remains the most widely produced WW2 Italian bomber with over 1.300 being built and remained in service until 1952. The SM.79 was easily recognised by its distinctive dorsal  hump which housed one of the aircrafts defensive machine guns. Initially developed as a passenger aircraft this low wing monoplane set 26 world records between 1936 and 1939 before war erupted. The SM.79 first saw action with the military in the Spanish Civil War where it performed well and was liked by its crews. Armed with 5 Breda machine guns the bomber was considered heavily armed for an early war aircraft. Initially it started off as a conventional medium bomber but is probably best known as a torpedo bomber where it had some success during the war. The SM.79 could carry 1,200 kilos of bombs or 2 torpedoes, although only 1 was normally carried due to the weight and take off run required for 2 torpedoes. The SM.79 had a crew of 5/6 and with a wingspan of 66ft making it slightly larger than the Junkers 88. The design saw service with the Italian Air Force, the Luftwaffe, Romania, Yugoslavia and the RAF who operated 4 captured types during WW2.

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Italian Air Force in World War II (third part) (09:29)
Italy is one of the nations that can boast some of the oldest traditions in the field of aviation. As far back as 1884, in fact, the Italian Royal Army (Regio Esercito) was authorised to equip itself with its own air component, the Air Force Service (Servizio Aeronautico), based in Rome. In 1911, during the Italo-Turkish War, Italy employed aircraft for the first time ever in the world for reconnaissance and bombing missions. On 28 March 1923, the Italian air force was founded as an independent service arm by King Vittorio Emanuele III of the Kingdom of Italy (Regno d'Italia). This air force was known as the Regia Aeronautica (Royal Air Force). During the 1930s, the Regia Aeronautica was involved in its first military operations, initially in Ethiopia in 1935, and later in the Spanish Civil War between 1936 and 1939. After a period of neutrality, Italy entered World War II on 10 June 1940 alongside Germany. The Regia Aeronautica could deploy more than 3,000 aircraft. The Regia Aeronautica fought from the icy steppes of Russia to the sand of the North African desert. After the armistice of 8 September 1943, Italy was divided into two sides, and the same fate befell the Regia Aeronautica. The end of the hostilities, on 8 May 1945, opened the gates to the rebirth of military aviation in Italy. La Regia Aeronautica nella seconda guerra mondiale. Italienische Luftwaffe im Zweiten Weltkrieg. Aviation militaire italienne dans la Seconde Guerre mondiale. Fuerza Aérea Italiana en la Segunda Guerra Mundial. Força Aérea italiana na Segunda Guerra Mundial. Итальянский военно-воздушных сил во Второй мировой войне. 意大利空军部队在战争世界第二 世界のイタリア空軍第2次大戦 חיל האוויר האיטלקי במלחמת העולם השנייה Savoia-Marchetti S.M.75 Savoia-Marchetti S.M.79 Savoia-Marchetti S.M.81 Savoia-Marchetti S.M.82 Savoia-Marchetti S.M.84 Savoia-Marchetti S.M.85 Savoia-Marchetti S.M.89 Savoia-Marchetti S.M.91 Savoia-Marchetti S.M.92 Savoia-Marchetti S.M.93 Savoia-Marchetti S.M.95 Savoia-Marchetti S.M.95A Copyright Disclaimer: Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use.
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