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Italy's Savoia-Marchetti SM.93 ground attack

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  • Savoia-Marchetti SM.93 ground attack

Design

The Savoia-Marchetti SM.93's pilot flew in a prone position to help prevent blackouts when pulling out of a dive.

Prototype

The Sovoia-Marchetti SM.93 prototype was tested by the Luftwaffe in 1943 but the project was abandoned.

Production

  • Savoia-Marchetti SM.93 prototype: 1

Specifications

  Savoia-Marchetti SM.93
Type Ground attack
Crew 2
Engine (Type) Daimler-Benz DB 605
Cylinders V 12
HP 1,475
Cooling Liquid
Dimensions  
Span 45' 7.25"
Length 36' 1.75"
Height 12' 5.5"
Wing area 334.7 sq ft
Weight  
Loaded 12,125 lb
Performance  
Speed at 22,960' 360 mph
Speed - Diving 590 mph
Climb to 13,120' 5 minutes 10 seconds
Service Ceiling 32,800'
Range 994 miles
Armament  
Nose 1: 20 mm
Wings 2: 12.7 mm
Cockpit 1: 12.7 mm
Bombs - Under Fuselage 3,200 lb
Bombs - Under Wings 1,800 lb

Sources:

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