M-2, D.P.Grigorovich

F
lying boat, slightly larger than M-1. Triangular section rear fuselage was raised from the water, tail was equipped with a skid (dubbed 'shovel'). Wings were installed 1m above the hull on the engine support frame.
One built, flown several times during Summer-Fall 1914. More refinement required.
Predecessor(s):Modification(s):
M-1
M-3
Sch-3
References:
  • "History of aircraft construction in the USSR" by V.B.Shavrov, Vol.1 p.137-138;
  • Technical data
    Type M-2
    Function Experimental observation flying boat
    Year 1914
    Crew 2
    Engines 1*80hp Clerget
    Length 8.0m
    Wingspan 13.68m
    Wing area 33.5m2
    Empty weight ?
    Loaded weight 870kg
    Wing load 26kg/m2
    Power load 10.9kg/hp
    Modified September 17, 1997
    by Alexandre Savine;
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