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Imperial Russian Air Service
The Engels MI was a Russian floatplane/fighter developed in 1916. It was a parasol cantilever flying boat with a V-Section hull, and downswept wingtips incorporating flotation chambers.
In 1916 the Russian government expressed a need for a flying counter-float-plane against the German Albatros W 4. Y.E. Engels came up with the Engels MI, and after initial testing an order for 50 was placen on 27 April 1917. Only three were produced by October 1917, and as a result production quietly stopped.
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- Crew: One
- Length: 7.50m (24 ft 7¼ in)
- Wingspan: 9.00 m (29 ft 6⅓ in)
- Height: ()
- Wing area: 14.20m² (152.85 ft²)
- Empty weight: 385 kg (849 lb)
- Loaded weight: 555 kg (1,224 lb)
- Powerplant: 1 × Gnome Monosoupape 9 Type B-2 rotary engine, 75 kW (100 hp)
- Guns: 1 x fixed forward firing 7.62mm Maxim gun
- William Green and Gordon Swanborough. The Complete Book of Fighters. Colour Library Direct, Godalming, UK: 1994. ISBN 1-85833-777-1.