Training Flying Boat
SAM-11 Bekas - training flying boat - amphibious Alexander Sergeevich Moskalev, developed in OKB-31. Structurally, the SAM-11 was a two-seat monoplane with cantilever landing gear retractable into the wing. The engine with a pulling propeller was located on a pylon, well covered by streamlined hoods. The structure of the aircraft is made of wood. The aircraft was completed at the end of 1938 and flight tests began in mid-August.
The power plant. The People's Commissariat of the Aviation Industry decided to introduce into serial production not the domestic in-line air-cooled engine MM-1, but a licensed copy of the MV-6 of the French company Renault, with a capacity of 220 hp. With. The replacement of the engine was reflected in the addition of the prefix bis to the name of the aircraft. However, in 1940, the People's Commissariat of Aviation abandoned their production, at the same time closing all projects that were based on the use of this particular engine. Thus, SAM-11bis with MV-6 did not go into serial production and remained in the form of a prototype.