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S.M. 84
Medium Bomber and Torpedo Bomber
Savoia-Marchetti

S.M.84

The new medium torpedo bomber is an "improved" version of the S.M.79 with a new fuselage, armament, propulsion system and tail assembly. The first flight of the prototype S.M. 84 on June 5, 1940.

However, an attempt to improve the controllability of the aircraft and increase the angles of fire by installing a new empennage did not actually lead to the expected results.

Replacing reliable engines with more powerful and capricious ones led to an increase in flight incidents due to power plant failures.

By August 1943, torpedo bombers were in service with only one group - 98 Gr.B.T., consisting of 11 S.M. 84, and by September 8, Regia Aeronatuca did not have a single torpedo bomber suitable for combat missions.

Weapons . Four 12.7 mm machine guns. Bomb load - 2000 kg or two torpedoes 860 kg each


                                                                                                                                                                                                              
S.M. 79 S.M. 84
Crew 4-5 5
Dimensions
Length, m 15.60 17.75
Height, m 4.10 4.59
Wing span, m 21.18 21.25
Wing area, m² 61.00 61.00
Weight, kg
Empty 6,800 8,846
Loaded weight 10,500 13,560
Powerplant
Motors 3 PE Alfa Romeo
126 RC34
3 PE Piaggio
P.XI RC 40
Takeoff power, h.p. 3 х 750 3 х 1000
Performance
Maximum speed, km/h 430 420
Cruising speed, km/h 360 346
Service range, km 2,000 1,830
Service ceiling, m 7,000 7,900
Power load, kg/h.p. 4.7 4.52
Photo Description
Drawing Savoia-Marchetti S.M.84

Drawing Savoia-Marchetti S.M.84

Savoia-Marchetti S.M.84

Savoia-Marchetti S.M.84 - medium torpedo bomber, front, side view.

Savoia-Marchetti S.M.84, pilot dashboard.

Savoia-Marchetti S.M.84, cockpit - right side.

Savoia-Marchetti S.M.84, cockpit - left side.

Savoia-Marchetti S.M.84 - top turret.

Savoia-Marchetti S.M.84 - top turret, inside view.

Savoia-Marchetti S.M.84 - bottom turret.

Bibliography

  • Humpbacked "hawk" Marchetti / Sergey Kolov /
  • War in the Air # 104
  • Encyclopedia of Military Equipment / Aerospace Publising /