Technical data
Type M-16
Function Reconnaissater
Year 1916
Crew 2
Engines 1*150hp Salmson
Wingspan 18.0m
Length 8.60m
Wing Area 61.8m2
Empty Weight 1100kg
Loaded Weight 1450kg
Wing Load (kg/m2) 23.5
Power Load 9.7
Speed at 0m 120km/h
Duration 4.0 hrs
Ceiling 3500m
Climb
1000m 9.0min
2000m 22.0min
Armament
Guns 1*mg

M-16, D.P.Grigorovich

All M-series flying boats were built with opportunity to install skis for winter operations. Construction was very simple (just tube running across the fuselage), but losses in aerodynamic quality were unacceptably high. This resulted in M-16 project, specially optimized for winter operations.

In the end of 1916 this aircraft emerged - pusher biplane of Farman (XVI, XX, XXII) type with two main floats and one under the tail. Wings were like on M-9, but larger. Flight characteristics similar to M-9. In winter floats could be replaced by lighter skis, but floats themselves could be used for landing/takeoff on snow covered fields and ice.

40 built, in service for few years.



References:
  • "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.1 p.248-249;

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