Technical data
Type Farman-XVI
Function Reconnaissater
Year 1913
Crew 2
Engines 1*80hp Gnome
Length 8.06m
Wingspan 13.76/7.58m
Wing area 35.00m2
Empty weight 410kg
Loaded weight 650kg
Wing Load (kg/m2) 18.4
Power load (kg/hp) 8.1
Speed at 0m 90km/h
Landing speed 60km/h
Range 220km
Flight Endurance 2.5h
Ceiling 2500m
500m 8.0min
1000m 20.0min
2000m 55.0min

Farman-XVI, Farman

Farman-XVI (24k) in flight, "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.1 p.146

Differed from Farman-XV by smaller wings (upper one is slightly swept back) and lower landing gear. It carried no armament (despite armor was planned for reconnaissance use). Since 1915 relegated to training use.

In 1914 one Farman-XVI was installed on skis and participated in Polar Expedition by Vilkitsky. One flight was performed by pilot Aleksandrov and mechanic Trykalov in the Providence Bay. During Winter stay aircraft was 'reassembled'... into airsled.

Farman-XVI was built on all major Russian aircraft factories, with total production up to 300.



  • "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.1 p.146-147;

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