SIAI S.8
1917
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SIAI S.8

The S.8 was a reconnaissance and anti-submarine two-seat biplane flying-boat of 1917, powered by a 126kW Isotta-Fraschini I.F.V-4B or 89kW Colombo F-150 engine mounted in pusher configuration. A total of 172 was produced for the Italian Navy.


Specification 
 WEIGHTS
    Take-off weight1375 kg3031 lb
    Empty weight900 kg1984 lb
 DIMENSIONS
    Wingspan12.77 m42 ft 11 in
    Length9.84 m32 ft 3 in
    Height3.3 m11 ft 10 in
    Wing area46 m2495.14 sq ft
 PERFORMANCE
    Max. speed144 km/h89 mph
    Ceiling6000 m19700 ft
    Range700 km435 miles
 ARMAMENT1 x 7.7mm machine-gun, 120kg of bombs

Comments
Terrence Murphy, 04.02.2012

The S.8 was a reconnaissance and anti-submarine two-seat biplane flying-boat of 1917, powered by a 126kW Isotta-Fraschini I.F.V-4B or 89kW Colombo F-150 engine mounted in pusher configuration. Early aircraft were powered by an Isotta Fraschini V4B engine, later aircraft had the more powerful 220 hp (164 kW) Hispano-Suiza 44. . A total of 172 was produced for the Italian Navy

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