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Grigorovich M-16
Shchetinin M-16

 

Grigorovich M-16 (alternative designation ShCh M-16, sometimes also Shchetinin M-16) was a successful Russian 1916 biplane flying boat of the Farman type, developed from the M-9 by Dmitri Grigorovich. The M-16 was a version especially intended for winter operations, with better aerodynamic qualities. 40 were built, somewhat larger than the M-9.

Six M-16s fell into Finnish hands during the Russian Civil War. The first Finnish parachute jump was done on June 17, 1922 from a M-16 by a parachuter named E. Erho. The aircraft were flown until 1923.

 

Variants:
M-16
Two-seat reconnaissance floatplane.

GASN
Four-seat twin-float torpedo-bomber floatplane. Built in small numbers.

 

Operators:
Estonian Air Force
Finnish Air Force
Imperial Russian Navy
Soviet Naval Aviation

 

Specifications:
M-16
Engine: 1 × Salmson, 150 hp
Wingspan: 18.0 m
Wing area: 61.8 sq.m
Length: 8.60 m
Empty weight: 1,100 kg
Max. takeoff weight: 1,450 kg
Maximum speed: 120 km/h
Service ceiling: 3,500 m
Endurance: 4 hr
Crew: 2
Armament: 1x MG

 

 

 

 

 

 


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