The SAML S.2
was a development of the S.A.M.L. S.1
, which was in turn 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
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.
This product comes in two scales: 1:144 and 1:285/6mm/1:288. The 1:285 product contains two aeroplane models
, each with detachable, translucent propeller disks. They are joined by disposable links to keep the price down, since single-part models are more affordable. You can break the links with nail clippers, wire cutters, or similar.
For more information and game data, see https://linen.miraheze.org/wiki/S.A.M.L._S.2