|Designer||Dimitry P. Grigorovich|
|Introduction||Spring 1915 |
|Number built||>100 -105|
|Wingspan||13.6 m (44 ft 8 in) |
|Engine||100hp Clerget rotary or 100hp Gnome rotary or 130hp Clerget rotary|
|Crew||2 [note 1]|
|Max Speed||126 km/h (78 mph) |
|Ceiling||3,500 m (11,483 ft) |
The Grigorovich M.5 was the firm's first flying boat to enter mass production. It had a crew of two and sometimes carried a Maxim machine gun on the front-right side for the observer. It was the first type of plane to be used on the new Black Sea seaplane-carriers. It was found to be easy to handle both airbourne and while floating, but its low engine power left it fairly slow in the air. 
Most M.5s were used as dual-control trainers, but there were used for both patrol and combat in the Black Sea. Trainers usually used the 100hp Gnome engine, but 130hp Clergets were more often used for active service.
For more information, see Wikipedia:Grigorovich M-5.
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Miniatures and Models
- Metal kit: Heroics & Ros GWA741
- Sometimes three in the training configuration.
- Durkota, p.271.
- Nowarra, p.140.
- Nowarra, pp.206-207.
- Alan Durkota, Thomas Darcey, and Victor Kulikov. The Imperial Russian Air Service. Flying Machines Press, 1995. ISBN 0-9637110-2-4
- Heinz J. Nowarra, Bruce Robertson, and Peter G. Cooksley. Marine Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Letchworth, Herts, England: Harleyford Publications Limited, 1966. ISBN 0900435070