SIAI S.9

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SIAI S.9
Role Flying boat
Manufacturer S.I.A.I.
First flight 1918
Primary users Italian Air Force
Finnish Air Force
Variants SIAI S.12

SIAI Savoia S.9 was an Italian reconnaissance flying boat manufactured by Societa Idrovolanti Alta Italia (S.I.A.I.) from 1918. The wing structure was unusual in being a single-bay biplane wing with additional struts mounted mid bay at the junction of the flying and landing wires so that it appeared to have a two bay wing.

Operators[edit]

 Finland
 Italy

Specifications (S.9)[edit]

Data from Suomen Ilmavoimat I

General characteristics

Performance

Armament

  • 1 × machine gun
  • 50 kg (110 lb) of bombs

References[edit]

  • Keskinen, Kalevi; Partonen, Kyösti and Stenman, Kari: Suomen Ilmavoimat I 1918-27, 2005. ISBN 952-99432-2-9.
  • Keskinen, Kalevi; Stenman, Kari and Niska, Klaus: Suomen ilmavoimien lentokoneet 1918-1939, Tietoteos, 1976.