Grigorovich M.9

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Grigorovich M.9
Role Flying Boat
Manufacturer Grigorovich
Designer D.P. Grigorovich
First flight Jan 1916[1]
Introduction early 1916
Primary users Russia
Number built 500[1]
Variants M.15, M.19, M.24
Engine 150hp Salmson radial or others[1]
Armament front flexible MG or cannon[1]
Max Speed [note 1]
Service Ceiling 3,000 m (9,850 ft)[2]

The Russian navy in WWI made great use of flying boats, and the Grigorovich M-9 was its most common plane. It was able to land reliably on seas, lakes, and even snow. Over 500 were built starting in early 1916, making it one of the highest-produced Russian planes in the entire war. While it was a three-seater, it was frequently flown with only a pilot and a gunner. The M-9 was used both on the Baltic and the Black Sea, and it as armed with a variety of weapons, from Lewis guns to Oerlikon cannons. [1]

It was used at thirty-two or more Russian naval flying stations. After the war they saw use in the Civil War, with three being flown to Archangel to join the British forces and at least one being shot down by the White Russians.[2]

For more information, see Wikipedia:Grigorovich M-9.

Game Data

Wings of Glory

Unofficial Stats
Availability Maneuver Damage Dmg Points Max Alt. Climb
16Q3-18Q4 XC B or C 15 8 ?

Plane and Crew Cards

Miniatures and Models

1:144 Scale

1:285/6mm/1:288 Scale


Orthographic Drawings


  1. Max speed 109 km/h (68 mph) at 2,000 m (6,500 ft)[2]
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Durkota, p.276.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Nowarra, p.138.
  • 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