Savoia submachine gun

The "Savoia" submachine gun was one of several entrants into the Italian Army's SMG trials from 1917 - 1918. It was almost certainly developed by the Societa Idrovolanti Alta Italia (SIAI), which operated under the trade name "Savoia" after the aircraft engineer Umberto Savoia. Like the other entrants to the trials, the Savoia was adapted from the Villar Perosa. It was beaten out by the Beretta 1918 carbine and was not adopted. No further details about the Savoia design have surfaced.

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