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Frrom-Azur 1/72 scale Savoia Marchetti S.M.79 JIS/JRS B

Built for the Romanian air force, the JIS and JRS aircraft are twin-engine versions of Italy's famous trimotor S.M.79 bomber and transport.
By Jim Zeske
Published: November 24, 2009
Frrom-Azur 1/72 scale Savoia Marchetti S.M.79 JIS/JRS B
An interesting variation of Italy's Savoia-Marchetti S.M.79 was the version produced for the Romanian Air Force. Given two German Jumo 211 engines (instead of the original three radials) and a "greenhouse" nose section, the medium bomber became a different-looking aircraft. Though fewer than 100 were produced, it served the Romanian air force before and after capitulation until the end of World War II.

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