Operated mainly as military flying-boats with the Regia Aeronautica, although commercial examples were produced, the initial S.62 and later S.62bis were powered by 372.6kW and 559kW Isotta-Fraschini Asso engines respectively. As a three-seat reconnaissance aircraft, it was armed with Lewis machine-guns in the nose cockpit and two more in a midships cockpit. The S.62bis had the open midships position replaced by a twin-gun turret.
|A three-view drawing (762 x 960)|
| ENGINE||1 x Isotta-Fraschini Asso 750, 634kW|
| Take-off weight||5030 kg||11089 lb|
| Loaded weight||2630 kg||5798 lb|
| Wingspan||16.66 m||55 ft 8 in|
| Length||12.26 m||40 ft 3 in|
| Height||4.19 m||14 ft 9 in|
| Wing area||69.5 m2||748.09 sq ft|
| Max. speed||220 km/h||137 mph|
| Ceiling||4900 m||16100 ft|
| Range||2000 km||1243 miles|
| ARMAMENT||4 x 7.7mm machine-guns, 600kg of bombs|
|Terrence I. Murphy, e-mail, 04.02.2012 17:49|
The Savoia-Marchetti SM.62 was an Italian single-engine maritime patrol flying boat produced from 1926. It served with the Regia Aeronautica and with a number of foreign users, and was licence-produced in Spain and the Soviet Union. Some of the Spanish aircraft were still in service during the Spanish Civil War. The single-engine, single-spar wing, wooden biplane aircraft was powered by a single Isotta-Fraschini Asso 500RI, 373 kW (500 hp) engine mounted between the upper and the lower wings, and drove a pusher propeller. It had a wingspan of 15.5 m (50.8 ft), a maximum takeoff weight of 3,000 kg (6,610 lb) including fuel, bombs and four crew, and entered production in 1926..
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