Aircraft Savoia-Marchetti SM79

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Aircraft Savoia-Marchetti SM79

The Savoia-Marchetti SM.79 Sparviero (Italian "Falcon") is considered the most well-known Italian aircraft of the Second World War. It was a three-engine bomber aircraft of medium size that first appeared during the Spanish Civil War and took part on all fronts in which Italy participated during World War II. During the war it was used as a bomber but also as a torpedo against enemy ships.
 
According to information from the German calendar entries, of the eight Italian aircraft belonging to the Italian air squadron Gruppo 'Buscaglia', which continued the war, following the Italian capitulation of September 8, 1943, which the German army used, were involved in an attack on an allied convoy, one was forced to land near Argos due to a lack of fuel. This latest Savoia-Marchetti SM 79 is probably regarded as the aircraft that was discovered a few years ago in the southeast of Poros.
 
The shipwreck is seated on a sandy bottom, at a maximum depth of 59 meters and a minimum of 57 meters, southeast of Poros, just 200 meters from the coast, and was searched and identified almost immediately after its discovery. The shipwreck is seated on a sandy bottom, at a maximum depth of 59 meters and a minimum of 57 meters, southeast of Poros.