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The SIAI Savoia S.9 was an Italian reconnaissance flying boat, manufactured by Societa Idrovolanti Alta Italia (S.I.A.I.) from 1918. The wing structure was unusual by being a single-bay biplane wing, with additional struts mounted mid-bay at the junction of the flying and landing wires, so that it appeared to have a two-bay wing. The S.9 was also licence-built in France by CAMS (Chantiers Aéro-Maritimes de la Seine) as the CAMS C.9.

SS.9
Role Flying boat
Manufacturer S.I.A.I.
First flight 1918
Variants SIAI S.12

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OperatorsEdit

Specifications (S.9)Edit

Data from [1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Length: 10 m (32 ft 10 in)
  • Wingspan: 13.2 m (43 ft 4 in)
  • Height: 3.9 m (12 ft 10 in)
  • Empty weight: 1,740 kg (3,836 lb)
  • Gross weight: 3,828 kg (8,439 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Fiat A.12bis 6-cylinder water-cooled in-line piston engine, 220 kW (300 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 140 km/h (87 mph; 76 kn)

Armament

  • Guns: 1 x machine gun
  • Bombs: 50 kg (110 lb) of bombs

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Keskinen, Kalevi; Partonen, Kyösti; Stenman, Kari (2005). Suomen ilmavoimat = Finnish air force / [I]. 1918-1927 (in Finnish). Kustannusliike Kari Stenman. ISBN 952-99432-2-9.

Further readingEdit

  • Keskinen, Kalevi; Niska, Klaus; Stenman, Kari (1976). Suomen ilmavoimien lentokoneet 1918-1939 (in Finnish). Tietoteos.