|Function||Passenger Record||Ambulance||Passenger Record|
|Crew||1||1 + doctor||1||1|
|Weights (kg) and Loads|
|Max. at 0m||204||245|
|Seats||4-5||doctor + two stretchers||4-5|
Refined and slightly downscaled modification of the SAM-5bis. Wing struts were deleted. Structure was strengthened to compensate for this change, and aircraft empty weight was increased by 76kg. Single-leg landing gear had original construction. Rubber-cord suspension was hidden inside the fuselage, integrated into main fuselage frame.
Unlike unregistered records of the SAM-5bis, range record of pilots A.N.Gousarov and V.L.Glebov was properly documented and registered by FAI. On 23-24 September 1937 they flew non-stop from Moscow to Krasnoyarsk (3513km!) in 19h59min. One year later airclub pilot V.L.Glebov and mechanic A.S.Buzunov made another International record, climbing to 7000m.
Experiments with SAM-5-2bis continued. In 1938 it was re-engined with MG-21 engine. Altitude record was set for light multi-seat aircraft by pilot V.Borodin - 8000m (8760m in other sources). Next Summer (with supercharged M-11FN and metal propeller) pilot B.K.Kondratiev climbed to 8400m (under clear weather condition) and 8900m using thunderstorm front.
Moskalev was working on system of pure oxygen supply to the engine aiming on 10000m record, but The War canceled this project.
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