Aircraft Photo of MM24327 | Savoia-Marchetti SM.79 ZLIII | Italy - Air Force |
Registration / Serial:"MM24327"
Military Code:278-2
Aircraft Original Type:Savoia-Marchetti SM.79 Sparviero
Aircraft Generic Type:Savoia-Marchetti SM.79 Sparviero
Aircraft Version:Savoia-Marchetti SM.79 ZLIII
Operator / Titles:Italy - Air Force
Unit Markings:278 Squadriglia Aerosiluranti
C/n (msn):Not known
City / Seaplane Base:Vigna di Valle - Seaplane (closed)Map
Airport Codes:ICAO: LIRB   IATA: -   Local: -   Other: -
Collection:Museo Storico dell'Aeronautica Militare
Photo Date:25 September 2019
Photo by:Erik SleutelbergContact
Photo ID: 172514
Photographer's Remark

Close-up of the serial applied to the SM.79 of the museum that was actually the former L-112 of the Lebanese air force, and MM45508 before that. MM24327 was really a Piaggio P.108 heavy bomber of WW2. The model is of one of three SM.79s that gained fame early in 1938 with a Rome-Dakar-Rio de Janeiro flight.

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