Sikorsky S-23

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Sikorsky S-23 Type V
Role Bomber
Manufacturer Sikorsky
Designer Igor I. Sikorsky
First flight Dec 1914 [1]
Introduction 1915 [2]
Primary user Imperial Russian Aviation Roundel.svg Russia
Number built ~32 [1][2]
Developed from Sikorsky S-22
Wingspan 29.8 m (97 ft 8 in) [3][4]
Engine 4×125-150hp various
Armament 2-7 MGs[4]
450–680 kg (1,000–1,500 lb)[3] of bombs
Crew 4-7[4]
Max Speed 121 km/h (75 mph) [5][3][4]
Climb 6,500 ft (2,000 m) in 40:00 [3]
Ceiling 3,000 m (9,840 ft) [5][3][4]
Endurance 5:00 [5][3][4]

The Sikorsky S-23 Type V Il'ya Muromets was the first model in the line intended for the bombing role. It was smaller and lighter than the Type B. It was the most numerous Il'ya Muromets variant, with roughly thirty-two were built. Again the engine selection varied from one aircraft to another due to the lack of a dependable Russian engine supplier. [1]

For more information, see Wikipedia:Sikorsky Ilya Muromets.

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Unofficial Stats
Availability Maneuver Damage Dmg Points Max Alt. Climb
15Q1-17Q4 XA (S) 33 9 8

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Miniatures and Models

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References

Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Durkota, p.320.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Angelucci, p.73.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Lamberton, pp.228-229.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 Angelucci, p.65.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Munson, p.86.
Bibliography
  • Enzo Angelucci, ed. The Rand McNally Encyclopedia of Military Aircraft, 1914-1980. New York: The Military Press, 1983 edition. ISBN 0-517-41021-4.
  • Alan Durkota, Thomas Darcey, and Victor Kulikov. The Imperial Russian Air Service. Flying Machines Press, 1995. ISBN 0-9637110-2-4
  • W.M. Lamberton and E.F. Cheesman, Reconnaissance & Bomber Aircraft of the 1914-1918 War. Great Britain: Harleyford Publications Ltd., 1962. ISBN 9780900435027
  • Kenneth Munson, Bombers: Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft, 1914-1919. New York: The MacMillan Company, 1968, Blandford Press Ltd. ISBN 978-0753721711