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Italy's Savoia-Marchetti SM.91 escort fighter

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  • Savoia-Marchetti SM.91 escort fighter

Design

The Savoia-Marchetti SM.91 was designed in 1941 in competition with the Caproni Ca.380 Gorsaro.

Armament

Bombs could be carried under the wings or central nacelle.

Construction

The construction of the SM.91 was all metal which was rare for Savoia-Marchetti designs of the time.

Prototype

The Savoia-Marchetti SM.91 prototype first flew on March 10, 1943.

Production

  • Savoia-Marchetti SM.91 prototype: 1

Specifications

  Savoia-Marchetti SM.91
Type Long Range Escort Fighter
Crew 2
Engine (Type) 2: Daimler-Benz DB 605A-1
Cylinders Inverted V 12
HP 1,475 each
Cooling Liquid
Dimensions  
Span 64' 7.5"
Length 43' 5.75"
Height 12' 7.5"
Wing area 449.5 sq ft
Weight  
Empty 14,110 lb
Loaded 19,600 lb
Performance  
Speed at 22,960' 363 mph
Speed - Cruising 320 mph
Climb to 19,680' 8 minutes 30 seconds
Service Ceiling 36,090'
Range 994 miles
Armament  
Nose 3: 20 mm Mauser MG 151
Wing Roots 2: 20 mm Mauser MG 151
Bombs 4: 220 lb
OR 4: 353 lb
OR 1: 1,100 lb

Sources:

  1. Italian Civil and Military Aircraft 1930-1945, Jonathan Thompson, 1963
20th Century American Military History Crucial Site