Spotter's Quiz No 22
Wing Span – 60-70 Feet

169 Savoia SM-84

Developed form the single-tail SM-79, this Italian plane has a span of 69' 3", is 58' 9" long, weighs 25,000 pounds, has 260 mph speed operating at 12,500 feet.

170 Savoia SM-79

An excellent transport design, the SM-79 has wingspan of 69' 9", measures 58' 3" in length, weighs about 23,000 pounds, has 264 mph speed at 12,500 feet.

171 Vega Ventura

Designated B-34 by the Army, PV-1 by the Navy, the Vega has a span of 65' 6", is 51' 3" long, weighs 26,000 pounds, has 275 mph speed at about 14,000 feet.

172 North American B-25

The latest Mitchell has wingspan of 67' 7", measures 51' 5" in overall length, weighs about 24,000 pounds, has top speed of 275 mph at approximately 13,000 feet.

173 Martin Marauder II

Hottest ship in its weight class, 8th Air Force teammate of high-flying P-47s, the B-26 has span of 65', is 58' 3" long, has speed of over 300 mph at about 15,000 feet.

174 Focke-Wulf 189

Used with some success on the Russian front, the 189 has not matched Nazi expectations. It has span of 60' 4", is 39' 4" long, has 222 mph top speed.

175 Junkers Ju-88

Versatile warrior and prototype for Sweden's B-18, the current Ju-88 has span of 65' 7", is 47' 1" long, has 275 mph maximum speed at about 16,000 feet.

176 DFS 230 Glider

Troop and spare engine carrier in Tunis, now forgotten in Germany's defensive action, the DFS has span of 69' 11", is 37' long, has towing speed of 100 mph.

This "Spotter's Quiz" column was originally published in the November, 1943, issue of Air News magazine, vol 5, no 5, pp 10, 35.
The original Quiz includes 8 photos and 8 three-view silhouettes, 1 photo and 1 three-view for each type listed.
Photos credited to European, Fotoshop, Vega Aircraft, North American, Glenn L Martin, International.