S.A.M.L. S.1

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S.A.M.L. S.1
Role Reconnaissance
Manufacturer S.A.M.L.
Designer Robert Wild
First flight Oct 1916 [1]
Introduction Jan/Feb 1917 [2]
Primary user ItalianRoundelGreen.png Italy
Number built 657 [note 1]
Developed from S.A.M.L. Aviatik
Variants S.A.M.L. S.2
Wingspan 13.8 m (45 ft 3 in)[3]
Engine 200hp Fiat A.12 inline
Armament 1 flexible rear Revelli MG
40 kg (88 lb) of bombs[4]
Crew 2
Max Speed 151 km/h (94 mph) [5] - 160 km/h (100 mph) [4]
Climb 1,000 m (3,280 ft) in 5:30[5]-5:44[4]
2,000 m (6,560 ft) in 11:50[5]-12:18[4]
3,000 m (9,840 ft) in 20:00[5]-21:06[4]
4,000 m (13,100 ft) in 35:00[5]-36:24[4]
Endurance 3:30[4]-3:40 [5]

The SAML S.1 was built using experience from building the Aviatik Type P15, but the wingspan was larger and the plane was heavier. It was originally slated to use the 200hp Isotta-Fraschini V5 eight-cylinder inline, but troubles in obtaining those engines moved the S.1 to the Fiat A.12 instead. Unfortunately that engine was also slow to deliver in quantity, and SAML aircraft trickled out of the factories until mid-1917.

Like the Aviatik, it was produced in both four-bay and six-bay variants. The S.1 was the six-bay variant. Its wider wings gave it a better climb rate but slower maximum speed, and by mid-1917 production had shifted to the S.A.M.L. S.2. Both the S.1 and S.2 also saw wide use as dual-control trainers.[6] The S.1 gained a reputation as robust and easy to fly.[3]

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


Game Data

Wings of Glory

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

Miniatures and Models

1:144 Scale

1:285/6mm/1:288 Scale


Orthographic Drawings


  1. Combined SAML S.1 and S.2.[1][3]
  1. 1.0 1.1 Alegi, p.1.
  2. Alegi, p.5.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Lamberton, p.170.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 Lamberton, pp.226-227.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 Alegi, p.32.
  6. Alegi, p.4.
  • 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