Technical data
Type Sh-13
Function Record
Year >1939
Crew 1
Engines 1*45hp 'Salmson'
Length 5.92m
Height ?m
Wingspan 13.0m
Wing area 10.56m2
Empty weight 397kg
Loaded weight 663kg
Wing Load (kg/m2) 63
Power load (kg/hp) 14.7
Speed at 0m 180km/h
Landing Speed 90km/h
Range 2500km
Flight Endurance 17h
Ceiling ?m
1000m 14min
Fuel 176kg

Sh-13 record plane by B.N.Sheremetev

8k drawing from "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.2 p.121

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.

  • "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.2 p.121;
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