|Introduction||Feb 1917 |
|Number built||657 [note 1]|
|Developed from||S.A.M.L. S.1|
|Wingspan||12.1 m (39 ft 8 in) - 12.5 m (41 ft)|
|Engine||200hp Fiat A-12 inline|
|Armament||top-wing forward Revelli MG and|
flexible rear Revelli MG
40 kg (88 lb) of bombs
|Max Speed||162 km/h (101 mph)  - 167 km/h (104 mph)|
|Climb||1,000 m (3,280 ft) in 5:40|
2,000 m (6,560 ft) in 12:00-12:06
3,000 m (9,840 ft) in 22:00-21:37
4,000 m (13,100 ft) in 30:45-37:00
|Ceiling||5,000 m (16,400 ft) |
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. 
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]
|Version||Availability||Maneuver||Damage||Dmg Points||Max Alt.||Climb||Points|
|rear gun only||K||-/B||16||10||4||59|
Plane and Crew Cards
Miniatures and Models
- Shapeways: Reduced Aircraft Factory
- Alegi, p.4.
- Alegi, p.2.
- Angelucci, p.84.
- Lamberton, p.170.
- Alegi, p.32.
- Munson, p.51.
- Lamberton, pp.226-227.
- Alegi'05, p.5.
- Gregory Alegi, Windsock Datafile 113: The SAML S.2. Great Britain: Albatros Publications, Ltd., 2005. ISBN 1-902207-75-0
- Enzo Angelucci, ed. The Rand McNally Encyclopedia of Military Aircraft, 1914-1980. New York: The Military Press, 1983 edition. ISBN 0-517-41021-4.
- 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