The Savoia-Marchetti SM.85 were designed in 1936.
The air brakes were in the trailing edge of the wings.
The SM.85s were constructed from metal and wood.
The SM.85 prototype first flew in 1938.
The 96° Gruppo B.T., at Pantelleria, were assigned 33 of the pre-production SM.85s from 1939 - 1940. Junkers Ju 87Bs soon replaced them.