Savoia Marchetti SM.79 Sparviero | I-ALAN

Aircraft model
SM.79T 'Atlantici'

This is I-ALAN, used for regular flights between Italy and Brazil, mostly for mail. In May-June 1940 it was impressed into military service, still in civil markings, for flights in the Mediterranean area and to Abyssinia. On July 16 1940, en route to Abyssinia, it aborted take off at Benghazi and the undercarriage collapsed. British troops found the wreck in February 1941.


Aircraft model

SM.79 Sparviero

Operator

Icon_32_32 Italy (fascists) | Airlines > Ala Littoria

Registration number

I-ALAN

Nickname

Atlantici

Savoia Marchetti SM.79 Sparviero | I-ALAN