Title: Savoia-Marchetti S.M.81 Pipistrello

The Savoia-Marchetti S.M.81 Pipistrello (Bat) was the first three-engined transport/bomber aircraft in Italian military service, and when it first appeared in 1935 it was fast, well-armed with a long range, and represented a step forward in Italian military aviation. Approx. 535 examples were built and it proved one of the most useful and versatile aircraft in Italian service until 1944.

This title includes the Italian Defence Ministry maintenance manual and the manufacturer’s parts manual for the S.M.81 (known as the S.81 at the time) Pipistrello, in Italian, along with the Aircraft Profile for the S.M.81. The files have been scanned from the original manuals and retain any colour pages.



This title contains:

  • Italian Ministry of Defence manual titled “Istruzione per il Montaggio e per la Regolazione” (Erection and Maintenance Manual) for the Savoia-Marchetti S. 81 Serie 3a, document reference C.A.205 dated 1936-XIV with approx. 175 pages plus 21 illustrations. (In the Italian language.)
  • Savoia-Marchetti manufacturer’s manual titled “Catalogo Nomeclatore” (Parts Catalog) for the Savoia-Marchetti S. 81, dated 1936-XIV with approx. 144 pages. (In the Italian language.)
  • Aircraft Profile publication No146 covering the Savoia-Marchetti S.M.81 dated 1967 with 15 pages.