Sikorsky S-26

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Sikorsky S-26 Type D-1 & D-2
Role Bomber
Manufacturer Sikorsky
Designer Igor I. Sikorsky
First flight late 1915
Primary user Imperial Russian Aviation Roundel.svg Russia
Number built 2 [1]
Developed from Sikorsky S-22
Engine 4×150hp Sunbeam

Two redesigned, smaller bombers powered by four Sunbeam engines were produced in the Sikorsky S-26 Type D1 and D2 Il'ya Muromets. The D-1 model was scrapped in 1916 but the D-2 was accepted and sent to the front in 1916, but the type was dropped in favor of concentrating on the Type Gs.

The D bombers used only three crew and used a top-to-bottom glassed-in fuselage reminiscent of many WWII bombers. [1]

For more information, see Wikipedia:Sikorsky Ilya Muromets.

References[edit]

Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 Durkota, p.324.
Bibliography
  • Alan Durkota, Thomas Darcey, and Victor Kulikov. The Imperial Russian Air Service. Flying Machines Press, 1995. ISBN 0-9637110-2-4