Savoia-Marchetti S.79 Sparviero Torpedo-Bomber Units

Savoia-Marchetti S.79 Sparviero Torpedo-Bomber Units cover

Description

Italy's most successful wartime bomber, the S.79 saw combat with the Regia Aeronautica in France, Yugoslavia, Greece, North Africa, East Africa and in the Mediterranean. Initially developed as a transport, the aircraft evolved into a dedicated medium bomber during the Spanish Civil War in 1936. The manufacturer then produced the S.79-II torpedo-bomber which entered service in 1939 – which primarily saw service against the Royal Navy in the Mediterranean. Illustrated with 30 full colour profiles of the main units that saw action with either the Regia Aeronautica or the ANR, this title is the first of two volumes to cover the development history and wartime performance of the S.79.

Product details

Published Oct 20 2014
Format Ebook (Epub & Mobi)
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781782008095
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Series Combat Aircraft
Short code COM 106
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Marco Mattioli

A native of Rome, Marco Mattioli has been interest…

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Richard Caruana

Richard Caruana is a Malta-based artist whose prof…

Illustrator

Mark Postlethwaite

Mark Postlethwaite was born in Leicestershire in 1…

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