Source: captured from the Bolsheviks
Acquired: Sept. 22, 1919
Type: Single seat scout/fighter
Engine: 120-hp Le Rhone
Max Speed: 166 km/hr
- Length: 5.82 m
- Wing Span: 8.18 m
- Height: 2.39 m
Known Serial Numbers: 3
- Original serial number: 4271
- October, 1919 - As yet not ready for service, the aircraft and its parts were loaded
onto the ship Saratov along with all other Squadron belongings to
escape from the Germans as they approached Riga/Spilve.
- January 7, 1921 - test flown and approved for active service.
- August 18, 1921 - engine stopped immediately after takeoff. From
a height of about 30 metres the pilot (Lazdins) was able to land the aircraft
without further incident.
- November 21, 1921 Aircraft
crashes heavily, pilot (Lazdins) injured.
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