|Wing Load (kg/m2)||46.1|
|Power load (kg/hp)||11.1|
|Maximum Speed at 0m||175km/h|
5-seat passenger aircraft, high-wing monoplane of all-metal design. Remarkably light airframe with smooth 0.3mm skin on the fuselage and corrugated (0.3mm also) on the wings. Project approval was not easy - it was hard to convince experts that 5-passenger plane with 100hp engine can boost speed 178km/h and have flight range 1000km. Only positive recommendation of S.P.Korolev (who already was a prominent figure in early 30's) give live to SAM-5.
Aircraft was assembled by workers at Voronezh Aircraft Factory (then still under construction), without sufficient skills and training. As a result, finish quality of the aircraft suffered. Despite of this, performance was very good for aircraft powered with 100hp engine. Large number of flights were performed.
|Created March 23, 1998||Back to|