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Grigorovich M 16

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Top speed  120 km/h
Length  8.6 m
Retired  1920
Wingspan  18 m
Introduced  1916
Manufacturer  Shchetinin
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Designer  Dmitry Pavlovich Grigorovich

Grigorovich M-16 (alternative designation ShCh M-16, sometimes also Shchetinin M-16) was a successful Russian World War I-era biplane flying boat of the Farman type, developed from the M-9 by Grigorovich. The M-16 was a version especially intended for winter operations, with better aerodynamic qualities. It was somewhat larger than the M-9.

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Wartime use

Six M-16s fell into Finnish hands during the Russian Civil War. The first Finnish parachute jump was done on June 17, 1922 from a M-16 by a parachuter named E. Erho. The aircraft were flown until 1923.

Variants

  • M-16 : Two-seat reconnaissance floatplane.
  • GASN : Four-seat twin-float torpedo-bomber floatplane. Built in small numbers.
  • Operators

     Estonia
  • Estonian Air Force
  •  Finland
  • Finnish Air Force
  •  Russia
  • Imperial Russian Navy
  •  Soviet Union
  • Soviet Naval Aviation
  • Specifications (M-16)

    Data from Thulinista Hornettiin

    General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Length: 8.60 m (ft in)
  • Wingspan: 18.0 m (ft in)
  • Height: m (ft in)
  • Wing area: 61.8 m² (ft²)
  • Empty weight: 1,100 kg (lb)
  • Useful load: kg (kg)
  • Loaded weight: kg (lb)
  • Max. takeoff weight: 1,450 kg (lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Salmson pusher, kW (150 hp)
  • Performance

  • Never exceed speed: km/h (knots, mph)
  • Maximum speed: 120 km/h (knots, mph)
  • Cruise speed: km/h (knots, mph)
  • Stall speed: km/h (knots, mph)
  • Range: km (nm, mi, 4 h)
  • Service ceiling: 3,500 m (ft)
  • Rate of climb: m/s (ft/min)
  • Wing loading: kg/m² (lb/ft²)
  • Power/mass: W/kg (hp/lb)
  • Armament

    1x MG

    References

    Grigorovich M-16 Wikipedia


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