|Wing Load (kg/m2)||63|
|Power load (kg/hp)||14.7|
|Speed at 0m||180km/h|
Single-seat low wing monoplane with extremely large wing aspect ratio 16. It was designed by one of Russian Aviation elders Boris Nikolaevich Sheremetev - author of numerous gliders since 1911. All-wooden Sh-13 was intended for record range flights (in its class) and for training of pilots for long range aviation (records etc).
Capacity of internal fuel tanks could provide aircraft with enough gas to stay airborne for 24hours.
Sh-13 was tested in >1939 by pilot of the Polar Aviation P.G.Golovin. Aircraft had good handling and was successful in all respects. The only needed change was a new engine. Despite 45hp 'Salmson' allowed to accelerate Sh-13 to 180km/h, takeoff with full tanks was not possible.
Obtaining more powerful engine in pre-war years was an impossible task, and record flights were never performed.
|Created September 13, 1999||Back to|