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Savoia-Marchetti S.72

savoia-s72


The S.72 prototype bomber/transport flew in 1932. Powered by three 410kW Pegasus II radials, it followed the popular high-wing, fixed landing-gear formula of the time. An altitude record with 5,000kg payload was established in June 1934.

The Nanking Chinese government bought 20 production aircraft with defensive dorsal turret and ventral step machine-gun posts, but nothing was heard of them in action against the Japanese.

Max take-off weight: 12800 kg / 28219 lb
Loaded weight: 6800 kg / 14992 lb
Wingspan: 29.68 m / 97 ft 5 in
Length: 19.95 m / 65 ft 5 in
Height: 5.5 m / 18 ft 1 in
Wing area: 118.5 sq.m / 1275.52 sq ft
Max. speed: 295 km/h / 183 mph
Ceiling: 8000 m / 26250 ft
Range: 2000 km / 1243 miles
Armament: 1 x 20mm cannon, 6 x 7.7mm machine-guns, 1000kg of bombs

 

 

 


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