This elegant 3-engined aircraft was originally developed by the Italian aeronautical industry in the mid-30s to provide fast postal links with African colonies. Versions of record-breaking speed were soon developed. Its high velocity performance brought it to the World’s attention when it was used in a purely military role as a bomber and when, during World War Two, it was extensively used as a torpedo bomber in the Mediterranean: despite poor defensive weaponry and crew protection, its successes against allied shipping were numerous.
Vijf uitvoeringen mogelijk;
- S.79 Sparviero - 281st Squadriglia, 132 Gruppo Autonomo A.S. - Rhodes, 1941.
- S.79 Sparviero - 278th Squadriglia, 132 Gruppo Autonomo A.S. - Libya, 1942.
- S.79 Sparviero - 278th Squadriglia, 132 Gruppo A.S. - Pantelleria, 1941.
- S.79 Sparviero - 283rd Squadriglia, 130 Gruppo Autonomo A.S. - Cagliari Elmas, 1942.
- S.79 Sparviero - 279th Squadriglia Autonomo A.S., 1942.
Aantal onderdelen: 123
- Lengte 205 mm.