Grigorovich M.5

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Grigorovich M.5
Grigorovich M-5.jpg
Role Flying Boat
Manufacturer Grigorovich
Designer Dimitry P. Grigorovich
Introduction Spring 1915 [1]
Primary user Imperial Russian Aviation Roundel.svg Russia
Number built >100 [1]-105[2]
Variants Grigorovich M.20
Wingspan 13.6 m (44 ft 8 in) [3]
Engine 100hp Clerget rotary[1] or 100hp Gnome rotary or 130hp Clerget rotary[2]
Crew 2 [note 1]
Max Speed 126 km/h (78 mph) [3]
Ceiling 3,500 m (11,483 ft) [3]
Endurance 5:00[2]

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. [1]

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.[2]

For more information, see Wikipedia:Grigorovich M-5.

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Unofficial Stats
Availability Maneuver Damage Dmg Points Max Alt. Climb
Maneuver.png Firing.png Damage.png Ceiling.png Climb.png
15Q2-17Q4 XC B 14 8 7

Miniatures and Models[edit]

1:300 Scale[edit]

References[edit]

Notes
  1. Sometimes three in the training configuration.[2]
Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Durkota, p.271.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Nowarra, p.140.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Nowarra, pp.206-207.
Bibliography
  • 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