Sikorsky S-17

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S-17
Sikorsky S-17 aircraft circa 1916.jpg
Sikorsky S-17 circa 1915
Role Reconnaissance
National origin Russia
Manufacturer Russian Baltic Railroad Car Works
Designer Igor Sikorsky
First flight 1915
Number built 2

The Sikorsky S-17 was a Russian single engine aircraft built at the Russian Baltic Railroad Car Works in Petrograd while Igor Sikorsky was the chief engineer of the aircraft manufacturing division.

Design and development

The S-17 was a two seat reconnaissance biplane based on the S-10 and powered by a Sunbeam Crusader V-8 water-cooled engine rated at 150 hp (112 kW).[1][2]

Specifications

Data from Russian Aviation Museum[1]

Drawing of the Sikorsky S-17 aircraft.gif

General characteristics

  • Crew: Two
  • Length: 24 ft 7 in (7.5 m)
  • Upper wingspan: 45 ft 3 in (13.8 m)
  • Lower wingspan: 41 ft 0 in (12.5 m)
  • Wing area: 468 sq ft (43.5 m2)
  • Empty weight: 1,863 lb (845 kg)
  • Gross weight: 2,624 lb (1,190 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Sunbeam Crusader V-8, side-valve, water-cooled, piston engine, 150 hp (110 kW)
  • Propellers: 2-bladed

Performance

  • Wing loading: 5.6 lb/sq ft (27.4 kg/m2) max load

References

  1. ^ a b "S-17". ram-home.com. 4 September 1997. Retrieved 1 May 2017. 
  2. ^ "The Russian Years". www.sikorskyarchives.com. Retrieved 4 May 2017. 
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