|Wing Load (kg/m2)||26.7|
|Power load (kg/hp)||8.5|
1 optional defensive
Used on wheel or skis, depending on season. Ailerons were on both lower and upper wings. It was the first Sikorsky fighter armed with synchronized machinegun, firing through the propeller. Technic was quite a novelty, and first synchronizers were plaqued with failures. Some S-16s carried second defensive machinegun.
One S-16 was powered with Russian-built 60hp Kalep engine, and differed from other S-16s by increased upper wing and ailerons on the lower wing being deleted. One was built (1916) as a hydroplane on two floats, but this modification had too poor performance.
|Modified September 8, 1997||Back to|