Savoia-Pomilio S.P.4

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Savoia-Pomilio S.P.4
Role Reconnaissance/Bomber
Manufacturer Pomilio/S.I.A/Fiat
First flight 1916
Introduction autumn 1917 [1]
Primary user ItalianRoundelGreen.png Italy
Number built 152 [1]
Wingspan 19.8 m (65 ft) [2]
Engine 2×190hp Issota-Fraschini V.4b
Armament 2×Revelli MG
350 kg (781 lb)[2] of bombs
Crew 3 [3]
Max Speed 151 km/h (94 mph)[1][2]
Climb 1,000 m (3,280 ft) in 4:30[2]
2,000 m (6,500 ft) in 10:30[2]
3,000 m (9,840 ft) in 18:00[1][2]
Ceiling 4,500 m (14,800 ft)[1]
Endurance 4:00 [1][2]

This twin-engine version of the Farman M.F.11 was built in 1916. One hundred fifty-two were built by the A.E.R firm near Torino. The S.P.4 entered service in autumn 1917 and served through the end of the war, a remarkable testament to the longevity of the M.F.11 design. [1]

The S.P.4 equipped four squadriglia until the middle of 1918.[3]

For more information, see Wikipedia:Savoia-Pomilio SP.4.

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Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Davilla, p.229.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Lamberton, pp.226-227.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Lamberton, p.174.
Bibliography
  • Dr. James J. Davilla and Arthur M. Soltan. French Aircraft of the First World War. Flying Machines Press, 1997. ISBN 0-9637110-4-0.
  • W.M. Lamberton and E.F. Cheesman, Reconnaissance & Bomber Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Great Britain: Harleyford Publications Ltd., 1962.