Moskalev - The SAM designs of A.S. Moskalev in the USSR

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Some more unearthed notes, this time from 2002.

Here is my list of the Soviet designer A.S. Moskalev designations, in manageable size posts, sources at the end of list.


[1930] SAM-1 --- A sesquiplane gull wing monoplane fighter with M-34 engine.

[1930] SAM-2 (MU-3) --- Together with N.G. Mikhelson and O.N. Rozanov, A.S. Moskalev worked on the design for a wooden naval training biplane flying boat powered by an M-11 100 hp pusher engine. It was built at Factory No.23 in Leningrad as a direct development of the earlier Polikarpov (?) MU-3 training aircraft.

[1931] SAM-3 --- Project for twin engine monoplane transport or communications aeroplane. It had an open cockpit, with a high wing.

[1933] SAM-4 Sigma --- A tail less layout with a low aspect ratio wing. It went through several thorough redesigning processes, although always retaining its futuristic wing form.

[1932] SAM-5 --- An all-metal high wing monoplane with a single engine with a maximum speed of 175 km/h and a fixed undercarriage.

[1934] SAM-5bis --- Wooden variant of the SAM-5 with an M-11 engine.

[1936] SAM-5bis S-2 (ambulance) --- Version of the SAM-5bis for the transportation of two litter patients was designated as an S-2 (later this designation passed to the improved ambulance version of Polikarpov U-2).

[1937] SAM-5-2bis --- Conceived with the aim of setting an official international record of flight distance. The aircraft had more advanced design, improved aerodynamics of fuselage, and a cantilever wing of a smaller area. The revised SAM-5-2bis, in a non-record breaking form, remained a small passenger transport capable of carrying 5 people or as an ambulance aircraft.

[1934] SAM-6 --- A dominant wing concept for a single-seat aeroplane with a single-leg undercarriage and rounded end plate fins on wing ends. The fins had no control surfaces and worked at the same time as supporting the equipped skids. Originally the aircraft was built in a two-seat version with a normal empennage. Single engined.

[1934] SAM-6bis --- The SAM-6bis was a two seat version of the SAM-6 research aircraft. It appeared in 1934 with conventional undercarriage and featured spatted wheels and a tandem enclosed cockpit. It was powered by a M-23 engine.

[1934] SAM-7 Sigma --- The SAM-7 had an all-metal construction with smooth skin of varying thickness. The name "Sigma" was reused for this experimental two-seat model. The Moskalev SAM-7 had a layout of a tail less low-wing monoplane with tapered wing and vertical end-plate fins equipped with rudders. There were at least six original Moskalev design bureau diagrams of the SAM-7 design. Each with a different side-fin and rudder configuration.

[1936] SAM-8 --- A development of the Tupolev RDD/ANT-36/ANT-25 with a diesel engine. Work done by Moskalev's factory but designation may not have been official.

[1937] SAM-9 Strela --- The Strela was a single-seat aeroplane with a wing of low aspect ratio, span of only 3.5 m, with a normal vertical fin. The power plant consisted of an inverted air-cooled 140 hp Renault based MV-4 engine. Originally it was to have a Hispano-Suiza engine. Landing gear was three-legged, with a tailskid. First flight on 7 August 1937.
 

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Second part ....

[1938] SAM-10 --- The SAM-10 was an all-wood low-wing cantilever monoplane with a fixed landing gear with fairings. The aircraft had a four-seat passenger cabin with face-to-face seating of passengers. The aircraft was powered by a MM-1, a 220 hp engine (designed by Bessonov), which had characteristics similar to the French Renault (MV-4).

[1940] SAM-10bis --- This was an ambulance aeroplane created on the basis of the SAM-10 and intended for the transportation of two stretcher patients and two sitting patients. The main differences from SAM-10 were as follows: it had nose wheel landing gear fitted, a detachable rear part of the fuselage which could be hinged to the side in order to allow loading the stretchers. The aeroplane project was submitted for consideration on 5 August 1940, and was to use of a 220 hp MV-6 engine.

[1939] SAM-10-2bis --- A development project for a one or two-seat light reconnaissance aeroplane designated as the SAM-12 and powered by a MM-1 engine. The aircraft was planned to be made of wood, with a retractable landing gear and tailskid. This design was originally known as the SAM-10-2bis design, before becoming the first variant of the SAM-12 designation.

[1939] SAM-11 Bekas --- The SAM-11 carried a pilot and three passengers. It was a light amphibian, built as 3 passenger liaison aircraft for the Soviet Navy , single engined mounted above the main centre section of the wing.

[1940] SAM-11bis Bekas --- Developed from the SAM-11 following the State Tests, this model incorporated all of the issues raised as a result of the final report and included some efforts at saving weight. The SAM-11bis was powered by the MV-6 engine was passing factory tests in Voronezh from 19 September to December 1940.

[1939] SAM-12 --- Derived from the SAM-10-2bis, it was an armed aircraft and had a take-off weight of 1,850 kg the SAM-12 had a service ceiling of 11,000 metres, a range of 1520 kilometres, and maximum speed of up to 500 km/h.

[1940] SAM-13 --- A project started in response to a Government suggestion to create a light fighter equipped with French Renault engines. The preliminary project of the wooden aircraft, which had been designated as the SAM-13, was prepared in December 1939. The Moskalev SAM-1 3 was a low-wing twin-boom single-seat fighter with a retractable landing gear with a nose wheel. Power plant consisted of two tandem-mounted engines. In the spring 1941 all work on the SAM-1 3 was stopped and the project cancelled.

[1939] SAM-14 --- In 1939 OKB-31 developed and built the SAM-14 aeroplane, a derivative of the earlier SAM-5-2bis model but with an MV-4 engine.

[1938] SAM-15 --- A project based on the use of a Tupolev SB fuselage section. Under model number "15" (but without SAM-15 designation) it was a wooden rear part (F-3) of a Tupolev SB aeroplane fuselage.

[1939] SAM-16 --- An all wooden light sea reconnaissance amphibian aeroplane powered by two MV-6 engines. Possibly two other uses of this designation, at least one by another flying boat design.

[1940] SAM-17 --- A separate cabin fitted to an Ilyushin DB-3 (not an aeroplane), also known as Moskalev Project 17.

[1940] SAM-18 --- Project only SAM-18 designation was used for twin-engine passenger amphibian powered by M-11F engines, created on the basis of the SAM-16 (it is possible that this design was designated as the SAM-16bis and not the SAM-18 at all).

[1941] SAM-19 (1) --- A flying boat with a gull-wing, to be used as a ship-based reconnaissance aeroplane and dive-bomber. Powered by an M-105 engine.

[1942] SAM-19 (2) --- During 1942-1943, this design was also under the SAM-19 designation. It was a light twin-boom attack aeroplane being developed with an 150 hp M-11 (or MG-31F) engine centrally positioned high above the wing. A refined version appeared later as the SAM-23 design.
 

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Sorry Ucon, this is all I have .... look forward to some additions and updates!

Final part ...

[1940] SAM-20 --- Twin fuselage projected long-range bomber powered by three M-105 engines.

[1940] SAM-21 --- Project for a training biplane powered by MV-6 engine. [Speculative]

[1943] SAM-22 --- This project was construction started but not completed. It would have been a slow but economic transport for up to 16 passengers.

[1943] SAM-23 --- Single-seat twin-boom attack aircraft powered by a single 150 hp M-11 engine. Armament was to be two 20 mm ShVAK cannons, two 7.62 mm ShKAS machine-guns, and four RS-82 rocket projectiles.

[1944] SAM-23 --- The SAM-23 was a troop-carrier glider of a high capacity, which had a box section twin-boom layout.

[1944] SAM-24 --- Motorised glider project with two engines.

[1942] SAM-25 --- The SAM-25 had a wing fitted with high-lift devices and was powered by a M-11E engine .

[1944] SAM-26 --- This could have become the biggest Moskalev design of them all, as it was intended for transportation of 102 paratroopers inside a double-deck fuselage. This mid-wing assault glider was started in 1942 but not completed. A rear ramp was installed for the transportation of small vehicles.

[1944] SAM-27 --- Project for a wooden cargo-passenger aeroplane equipped with two 400 hp M-76F engines. The aeroplane, with a low-wing cantilever monoplane layout was planned to carry 20 passengers on a distance of 4000 kilometres.

[1943] SAM-28 --- Originally a project for a motorised glider was being developed in 1943 on the basis of the SAM-22 with a deeper fuselage and tricycle landing gear. It was installed with of one or two M-11F engines mounted above the fuselage. The glider was intended for the transportation of 21 paratroopers and remained as a project.

[1945] SAM-29 (RM-1) --- The ultimate in the "Strela" style ogival winged designs. The wing blended into a very thin fuselage and was very advanced for the period.

[1941] AM-14 --- An Antonov A-7 glider modification.

[1957] GSB (GSN/MGS) --- After a decade of teaching as college professor in Aerodynamics, Moskalev was called back to aircraft design in the late 1950’s. The GSB was a futuristic design for a seaplane (later land as well as the MGS) for military actions against waterborne targets with 8 Klimov VK-15M type engines.

[1957] DSB-LK --- Project for a supersonic bomber and long range strategic bomber.

Sources:

Russian Aviation Museum website (dead link)
Russian Bombers (1945-2000) - Part 1 by S.M.Ganin, A.V.Karpenko, V.V.Kolnogorov Bastion
Samolyot (Aeroplane) magazine, No.5, 1934
Soviet Aircraft and Aviation 1917-1941 by Lennart Andersson, Putnam
Soviet Fighters in the Sky of China VI (1937-1940) by Anatoly Demin Aviatsiya i Kosmonautika February 2001
Soviet Gliders by U.A.Resov, Moscow Mashinostroen
The History Of Soviet Aircraft From 1918 by Vaclav Nemecek, Willow
The Osprey Encyclopaedia of Russian Aircraft 1875-1995 by Bill Gunston (Osprey)
Voronezh's Aircrafts by V Gagin (NII Trast 1996)
Golubaya Spiral (The Blue Spiral) by A.S. Moskalev
Russian Aviation Research Bulletin (Various)
 

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Reworked from an original Russian document published in a Moskalyev topic of the "Early projects" section:
 

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Well done my dears Cy-27 and Stargazer.
 

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Two views of Moskalev's 1957 projects, marked as the the GSB and the MGS.

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Aviakonstrucktor Alexander Sergeyev Moskalev 1904-1982 - for the 95th Anniversary of his Birth (V V Gagin) Voronezh 1999 ISBN 0-00-032617-0 (?)
(Авиаконструктор А.С.Москалев 1904-1982 к 95-летию со дня рождения, Гагин В.В)
 

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The book, mentioned in the previous post, also had a piece of artwork showing a 1950's project that I have never seen before.

Is anyone able to recognise it?
 

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Cy-27 said:
The book, mentioned in the previous post, also had a piece of artwork showing a 1950's project that I have never seen before.

Is anyone able to recognise it?


Great find my dear Cy-27,


it was a delta wing fighter of 1957,may be proceeded the DSB-LK delta wing bomber
project.
 

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