|Function||Reconnaissater flying boat|
|Wing Load (kg/m2)||61.0|
|Power load (kg/hp)||4.9|
|Speed at 0m||180km/h|
|Speed at 3000m||163km/h|
Long range maritime reconnaissater, sesquiplane flying boat derived from unsuccessful ROM-1. The wing and the hull were radically redesigned, most of the plywood wing skin was replaced by fabric. Tandem engine installation replaced by two separate nacelles with more powerful engines. As a result payload (including fuel) almost doubled, other parameters were improved.
It was restored with some changes. The hull was shortened by 0.2m, engines were raised above the wing on short N-struts. Aircraft was redesignated ROM-2bis. But it was obvious that this scheme has no future and improvements made are more cosmetic than for real. ROM-2bis was not flown.
|Created July 29, 1998||Back to|