Technical data
Type S-17
Function Reconnaissance
Year 1915
Crew 2
Engines 150hp Sunbeam
Length -
Wingspan 13.8/12.5m
Wing area 43.5m2
Empty weight 845kg
Loaded weight 1190kg
Wing Load (kg/m2) 27.4
Power load (kg/hp) 7.9

S-17, I.I.Sikorsky

Two-seat reconnaissance biplane (sometimes called fighter), similar in layout to S-10. For observation purposes 'windows' were introduced between lower wings and fuselage.

Two were built in late 1915, arrived to front line in mid- 1916.

  • "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.1 p.176;

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