Savoia- Marchetti S.M. 79-II "Sparviero"

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The painting is a combination of water colors, and ink on paper.

The Savoia-Marchetti SM.79 “Sparviero” (= sparrowhawk) was a three- engined Italian medium bomber with a wood- metal structure. Originally designed as a fast passenger aircraft, between 1937 and 1939 this low- wing monoplane set 26 world records, qualifying it for some time as the fastest medium bomber in the world. It first saw action during the Spanish Civil War and flew on all fronts in which Italy was involved during World War II. It achieved success as a torpedo bomber in the Mediterranean theater, and became the best- known Italian aircraft of the war. It was easily recognizable due to its distinctive fuselage dorsal “hump”, and was well liked by its crews, nicknaming her “il gobbo maledetto” (= damned hunchback).

This particular plane is a Savoia-Marchetti, No. 205-1, of the 205ª Squadriglia da Bombardamento “Sorci Verdi”, of the 41º Gruppo BT (Bombardamento Terrestre), 12º Stormo, stationed at Sicily, 1941.

© Copyright A. Hermann – AH Aviation Art, 2017

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