|Wing Load (kg/m2)||23.5|
|Speed at 0m||120km/h|
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.
|Modified November 3, 1997||Back to|