S.A.M.L. S.2

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S.A.M.L. S.2
Airplanes - Types - Airplane Type. S.A.M.L. motor, Fiat 300 H.P., Type 1917. Italian Aviation Mission - NARA - 17342301.jpg
Role Reconnaissance
Manufacturer S.A.M.L.
Designer Robert Wild
Introduction Feb 1917 [1]
Primary user ItalianRoundelGreen.png Italy
Number built 657 [note 1]
Developed from S.A.M.L. S.1
Wingspan 12.5 m (41 ft) [3]
Engine 200hp Fiat A-12 inline
Armament top-wing forward Revelli MG and
flexible rear Revelli MG
Crew 2
Max Speed 162 km/h (101 mph) [4][5] - 167 km/h (104 mph)[6]
Climb 1,000 m (3,280 ft) in 5:40[4][6]
2,000 m (6,560 ft) in 12:00[4]-12:06[6]
3,000 m (9,840 ft) in 22:00-21:37[6]
4,000 m (13,100 ft) in 30:45[6]-37:00[4]
Ceiling ~5,000 m (16,400 ft) [5]
Endurance 3:30 [5][6]

The SAML S.2 was a development of the S.A.M.L. S.1, which was derived from the Aviatik Type P15. The wings were reduced in span and a bay was removed, which decreased drag at the expense of reduced climbing capability. Cameras were added as well as an overwing front-firing Revelli machine gun.

The S.2 filled an important gap between the Savoia-Pomilio pushers and the later Italian two-seaters such as the Pomilio PD/PE and Ansaldo SVA's. The lifetime of the S.2 was extended by the S.I.A. 7b debacle, but after better two-seaters became available the SAML planes were moved to training duty. [1]

One unusual feature of the S.2 was uneven-span wings. The right wing was 5cm wider than the left, probably in an attempt to balance propeller torque.

For more information, see Wikipedia:Aviatik B.I.

Timeline [note 2]

Game Data

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Official Stats
Availability Maneuver Damage Dmg Points Max Alt. Climb
17Q1-18Q4 K B/B 16 10 4

Plane and Crew Cards

Miniatures and Models

1:144 Scale

1:285/6mm/1:288 Scale


Orthographic Drawings


  1. Combined SAML S.1 and S.2 total, most of which were S.2's.[2]
  2. Timeline data is approximate, gathered from various sources.[7]
  1. 1.0 1.1 Alegi, p.4.
  2. Alegi, p.2.
  3. Lamberton, p.170.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Alegi, p.32.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Munson, p.51.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 Lamberton, pp.226-227.
  7. Alegi'05, p.5.
  • Gregory Alegi, Windsock Datafile 113: The SAML S.2. Great Britain: Albatros Publications, Ltd., 2005. ISBN 1-902207-75-0
  • W.M. Lamberton and E.F. Cheesman, Reconnaissance & Bomber Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Great Britain: Harleyford Publications Ltd., 1962. ISBN 9780900435027
  • Kenneth Munson, Bombers: Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft, 1914-1919. New York: The MacMillan Company, 1968, Blandford Press Ltd. ISBN 978-0753721711