|Wing Load (kg/m2)||26.5|
|Power load (kg/hp)||9.1|
Development of the Type VII, built for The Military Aircraft Contest (1912). Fuselage of rectangular cross-section had improved aerodynamics. Radiator was installed under the upper wing together with two fuel tanks of increased volume. General quality of design was much higher than one of its predecessor.
Before the Contest (see details Gakkel-IX page) it was presented on the Second International Airshow (Vystavka Vozdukhoplavania) in Moscow, and won the Large Golden Medal.
After the Airshow the Russian ceiling record was set (1350m) by pilot G.V.Alekhnovich. Alekhnovich also performed several night flights with landing on field, illuminated by burning gasoline. Several public flights were performed in Kursk, Smolensk, Viazma, Gomel.
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