Technical data
Type M-15
Function Reconnaissater
Year 1916
Crew 2
Engines 1*140hp Hispano-Suiza
Wingspan 11.9m
Length 8.40m
Wing Area 44.00m2
Empty Weight 840kg
Loaded Weight 1320kg
Wing Load (kg/m2) 29.5
Power Load 9.45
Speed at 0m 125km/h
Duration 5.5 hrs
Ceiling 3500m
Climb
1000m 8.5min
2000m 20.0min
Armament
Guns 1*mg

M-15, SchM-15, D.P.Grigorovich/ S.S.Schetinin

20k drawing from "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.1 p.249;

Development of M-9 flying boat. It had smaller size and was intended for more powerful Hispano-Suiza engine. M-15 was very successful and production of 80 aircraft was discussed, but the engine was in short supply.

M-15 was built in small series and was unable to replace M-9 as a workhorse maritime reconnaissater. Since summer 1917 it was used mostly as a trainer.

Predecessor(s):Modification(s):

M-9
M-17
M-18


References:
  • "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.1 p.248;


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