Technical data
Type SAM-10 SAM-10bis
Function Passenger, Liaison, Transport
Year 1938 1939
Crew 1
Engines 1*220hp MM-1 1*220hp MV-6
Length 8.1m 8.1m
Wingspan 11.4m 11.4m
Wing area 21.8m2 21.8m2
Empty weight 866kg 873kg
Loaded weight 1436kg 1448kg
Wing Load (kg/m2) 65.9 66.4
Power load (kg/hp) 6.53 6.58
Maximum Speed at 0m 311km/h 262km/h
Maximum Speed at ... 1700m
Landing Speed 87km/h
Landing Roll 120m
Takeoff Roll 95m
Range 1000km (1500km?) -
Ceiling 7100m 5910m
Flight Endurance 5hours
1000m 2.7min 3.2min
2000m 6.6min 7.6min
3000m 11.3min 12.8min
5000m 24.3min 29.0min
Seats 4-5

SAM-10, SAM-10bis by A.S.Moskalev

76k b/w SAM-10 at "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.1 p.555

Low wing modification of the SAM-5-2bis, with new engine. Canopy was made from plexiglas on metal frame, its central section was opening sidewards. Aircraft was designed and assembled with retractable main landing gear, but schedule delays did not allow to tune it up. To keep up with trials schedule landing gear was fixed in lowered position and covered with 'pants' fairings. Unlike simple rubber suspension of predecessors, SAM-10 landing gear was equipped with oleo-pneumatic shock absorbing suspension.

Trials took place at NII GVF, July 5 - August 9, 1938. Performance was excellent. Speed reached 336km/h and ceiling 7000m, beating all other aircraft (including foreign) with equivalent powerplant. Insufficient stability and too small passenger section were mentioned among disadvantages. Nonetheless, SAM-10 was recomended as passenger, transport and liaison aircraft for the GVF.

Since only two experimental MM-1 engines were available at the time, SAM-10 was redesigned into SAM-10bis with 220hp MV-6. Performance suffered, but still was well above standard GVF requirements. This time trouble came from license-built powerplant. It was found unsuitable for winter operation and discontinued in 1939.

There was a project of ambulance SAM-10bis on tricycle landing gear with whole tail section swinging to side. It was very convenient to load a stretcher(s) straight into the cabin. Not built.

SAM-10 were in service as passenger and liaison aircraft.



  • "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.1 p.557;
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