Source: Societe Introvolanti, Alta Italia, Italy
Type: 2 or 3-seat flying boat
Engine: Fiat A12, 300hp
Max Speed: 165 km/h
- Length: 9.97 m
- Wing Span: 15.5 m
- Height: 3.67 m
Range: 550 km
Maximum Ceiling: 3500 m
Known Serial Numbers: 1, 2, 3, 4 (Naval)
- These aircraft were a 1919 design, updated in 1922.
- Unlike other Latvian aircraft, these particular planes apparently
did not have the serial numbers applied, only allocated.
They were factory numbers 5008 - 5010.
- Irbitis states that Latvia acquired six Savoias, Bruvelis states only three, plus the one built from spares.
- April 21, 1923 - the acceptance/test flights begin. #5010 is flown by N.Jevlampjevs and M.Vitolins,
#5009 by J.Lindbergs with Blodnieks.
- May 31, 1923 - the third aircraft, #5008, is tested by Karlis Lepels.
- June 1, 1924 Flyer Peteris Abrams is killed in the crash of S.16 #4.
- March 21, 1925 - a fourth S.16, assembled from reserve parts, is activated for service. Its
engine was Fiat A-12bis no. 10766.
- September 11, 1926 - V.Jakubovs and A.Minuks crash heavily in #3.
Bruvelis, Edvins Latvijas Aviacijas Vesture
Profile courtesy of Arvo Vercamer
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