Technical data
Type SAM-5
Function Passenger
Year 1933
Crew 1?
Engines 1*100hp M-11
Length 8.0m
Wingspan 12.5m
Wing area 24.0m2
Empty weight 626kg
Loaded weight 1106kg
Wing Load (kg/m2) 46.1
Power load (kg/hp) 11.1
Maximum Speed at 0m 175km/h
Cruise Speed 140km/h
Landing Speed 71km/h
Landing Roll 180m
Takeoff Roll 180m
Range 1760km
Ceiling 3170m
1000m 7.5min
2000m 16.0min
3000m 30.0min
Seats 5

SAM-5 by A.S.Moskalev

72k b/w SAM-5 at "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.1 p.555

5-seat passenger aircraft, high-wing monoplane of all-metal design. Remarkably light airframe with smooth 0.3mm skin on the fuselage and corrugated (0.3mm also) on the wings. Project approval was not easy - it was hard to convince experts that 5-passenger plane with 100hp engine can boost speed 178km/h and have flight range 1000km. Only positive recommendation of S.P.Korolev (who already was a prominent figure in early 30's) give live to SAM-5.

Aircraft was assembled by workers at Voronezh Aircraft Factory (then still under construction), without sufficient skills and training. As a result, finish quality of the aircraft suffered. Despite of this, performance was very good for aircraft powered with 100hp engine. Large number of flights were performed.


  • "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.1 p.554;
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