Savoia-Marchetti SM. 79 “Sparviero” – Italian WWII Torpedo-Bomber
About the Savoia-Marchetti SM. 79 ”Sparviero” – Italian WWII Torpedo-Bomber:
The Savoia-Marchetti SM. 79 ”Sparviero” (“Sparrow Hawk”) was a medium bomber widely used by the Italian Air Force in World War II. Originally designed as a fast passenger plane, the Regia Aeronautica (Royal Italian Air Force) ordered military versions to be use as transports and fast bombers. Its main distinguishing features were its three large radial engines and a prominent dorsal hump, containing both a forward-firing and rear-facing defensive machine guns. With a total production run of more than 1200 aircraft, it is one of the few Italian aircraft mass produced during the war, and easily the most recognizable.
For the debut kit of this legendary World War II Aircraft, our esteemed Italian designer Andrea Boninsegna, has chosen a torpedo bomber variant, of the type used to attack Allied ships in the Mediterranean Sea. This sturdy build is loaded with play features (opening hatches, retractable landing gear, etc.), includes three exclusive, fully-detailed minifigures, and even a surprise inside. This kit will be limited to just a single production batch, so don’t miss this opportunity.
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