S.A.M.L. S.2

From Wings of Linen
Revision as of 19:42, 19 December 2018 by ReducedAircraftFactory (talk | contribs)
(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)
Jump to navigation Jump to search
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][edit]

Game Data[edit]

Wings of Glory[edit]

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

Plane and Crew Cards[edit]

Miniatures and Models[edit]

1:144 Scale[edit]

1:285/6mm/1:288 Scale[edit]

Resources[edit]

Orthographic Drawings[edit]

References[edit]

Notes
  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]
Citations
  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.
Bibliography
  • 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.
  • Kenneth Munson, Bombers: Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft, 1914-1919. New York: The MacMillan Company, 1968, Blandford Press Ltd. ISBN 978-0753721711