The 1st world escort fighter, the tractor biplane, the series started in 1915 at Russo-Balt factory.
It used by "Squadron of Air Ships" and 7th fighter squadron in WW1; then S-XVI took a part in Civilian War
(at both Red and White sides). This tractor biplane was armed with a sincronised MG;
maximal sped = 144 kmph (powered by 80 hp motor) or 153 kmph (powered by 110 hp motor).
I could climb to 1 km alt in 8 minutes. Empty weight = 407 kg, ready weight = 676 kg.
Russian fighter biplane S-16 on ski
Rosyjski samolot wojskowy S-XVI Sikorsky na nartach.
Foto aviones militares rusos S 16 los esquis.
Russische Militarflugzeuge Sikorski S16.
Photo of S-XVI escort fighter Sikorsky.
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