Savoia-Marchetti S.72


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Savoia-Marchetti S.72

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.

  Take-off weight12800 kg28219 lb
  Loaded weight6800 kg14992 lb
  Wingspan29.68 m97 ft 5 in
  Length19.95 m65 ft 5 in
  Height5.5 m18 ft 1 in
  Wing area118.5 m21275.52 sq ft
  Max. speed295 km/h183 mph
  Ceiling8000 m26250 ft
  Range2000 km1243 miles
 ARMAMENT1 x 20mm cannon, 6 x 7.7mm machine-guns, 1000kg of bombs

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