Technical data
Type MB
Function reconnaissater
Year 1915
Crew 2
Engines 1*50hp Gnome
Wing area 17.4m2
Empty weight ~400kg
Loaded weight 610kg
Wing Load (kg/m2) 35.0
Power load (kg/hp) 12.2
Maximum Speed 100km/h
Ceiling 1500m
1000m 20.0min

MB, Mosca-B, F.E.Mosca, Bystritskij

48k b/w photo from "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.1 p.173

High wing two-seat reconnaissance monoplane. Wing and tailplane were folding for ground transportations. To provide crew with unrestricted view, root section of the wing was not covered with fabric. This resulted in significant degradation of the aircraft performance. But it was noticed much later, when aircraft was in production. The gap was covered.

Twelve build, in service until 1918.

  • MB-bis, single seat fighter;

  • References:
  • "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.1 p.174;

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