Savoia-Pomilio SP.2

The Savoia-Pomilio SP.2 was a reconnaissance and bomber aircraft built in Italy during the First World War. It was a refined version of the SP.1, and like it, took its basic configuration from the Farman MF.11: a biplane with twin tails and a fuselage nacelle that accommodated the crew and a pusher-mounted engine.The SP.2 entered mass production with SIA, and with co-designer Ottorino Pomilio’s own firm that he had recently established.

Around 300 examples were produced, and by spring 1917, these equipped twelve front-line squadrons of the Aeronautica Militare. Of these machines, about a dozen participated in trials of the Revelli-FIAT 25 mm cannon before production of this weapon was discontinued.

First flight: 10 July 1916
Number built: ca. 300
Crew: Two, pilot and observer
Length: 10.77 m
Wingspan: 16.74 m
Powerplant: 1 × Fiat A.12, 250 hp
Maximum speed: 120 km/h

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