Technical data
Type M-23
Function Naval Reconnaissater
Year 1923
Crew 2
Engines 1*280hp Fiat
Length ?m
Wingspan 12.5m
Wing area 45.8m2
Empty weight 1165kg
Loaded weight 1615kg
Wing Load (kg/m2) 35.0
Power load (kg/hp) 5.8

M-23, M-23bis, D.P.Grigorovich

Biplane flying boat, modification of the M-9. Intermediate design M-23 was abandoned, giving way to improved (???!) M-23bis. Project was ready in the beginning of 1923.

Aircraft was built at GAZ-3 "Krasnyj Letchik" (The Red Pilot) in Mid-Summer 1923.

Unsuccessful hull shape, failed to take off. Was destroyed by flood same Fall on the Krestovsky Island hydrodrome.




  • "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.1 p.350;
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