Sikorsky S-27

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Sikorsky S-27 Type E
Role Bomber
Manufacturer Sikorsky
Designer Igor I. Sikorsky
First flight late 1916 [1]
Introduction early 1917
Primary users Imperial Russian Aviation Roundel.svg Russia
Red star.svg Soviet
Number built 3+6 [1]
Developed from Sikorsky S-22
Wingspan 31.3 m (102 ft 8 in) [2]
Engine 4×220hp Renault
Armament 7 MGs
450–680 kg (1,000–1,500 lb) [2] of bombs
Max Speed 137 km/h (85 mph) [2]
Climb 2,000 m (6,500 ft) in 25:00 [2]
Ceiling 3,200 m (10,500 ft) [2]
Endurance 4:00 [2]

Three S-27 Type E Il'ya Muromets four-engine bombers were created near the end of 1916. They were the largest of the breed and included a crew of eight with five machine-gun positions, including an aft-facing belly position. The prototype arrived at the front in early 1917. Five more were built during 1917, but they only saw service with the Soviet air force. [1]

For more information, see Wikipedia:Sikorsky Ilya Muromets.

References[edit]

Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Durkota, p.324.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Lamberton, pp.228-229.
Bibliography
  • 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.