Technical data
Function Reconnaissater
Year 1923
Crew 2
Engines 1*120hp Le Rhône
Length 6.4m
Wingspan 5.6m
Wing area 20.7m2
Empty weight 506kg
Loaded weight 802kg
Wing Load (kg/m2) 39.0
Power load (kg/hp) 6.7
Speed at 0m 164km/h
Ceiling 3500m
1000m 7.0min
2000m 25.2min
3000m 42.0min

Quadriplane by V.F.Saveljev

"History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.1 p.347

Two-seat compact reconnaissater, downsized copy (almost) of 1916 quadriplane. It was fast, but other characteristics suffered. Maneuverability was poor, handling (specially during landing) was difficult.

In any case quadriplane layout was obsolete in 1923 when new requirements emerged for aircraft to satisfy.

  • "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.1 p.346;

  • Modified January 29, 1998
    and Sergey Andreev;
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