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Role Flying boat
Manufacturer S.I.A.I.
First flight 1918
Variants SIAI S.12

The SIAI Savoia S.9 was an Italian reconnaissance flying boat, manufactured by Societa Idrovolanti Alta Italia (S.I.A.I.) from 1918. The wing structure was unusual by being a single-bay biplane wing, with additional struts mounted mid-bay at the junction of the flying and landing wires, so that it appeared to have a two-bay wing. The S.9 was also licence-built in France by CAMS (Chantiers Aéro-Maritimes de la Seine) as the CAMS C.9.


 Kingdom of Italy

Specifications (S.9)

Data from [1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Length: 10 m (32 ft 10 in)
  • Wingspan: 13.2 m (43 ft 4 in)
  • Height: 3.9 m (12 ft 10 in)
  • Empty weight: 1,740 kg (3,836 lb)
  • Gross weight: 3,828 kg (8,439 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Fiat A.12bis 6-cylinder water-cooled in-line piston engine, 220 kW (300 hp)


  • Maximum speed: 140 km/h (87 mph, 76 kn)


  • Guns: 1 x machine gun
  • Bombs: 50 kg (110 lb) of bombs


  1. ^ Keskinen, Kalevi; Partonen, Kyösti; Stenman, Kari (2005). Suomen ilmavoimat = Finnish air force / [I]. 1918-1927 (in Finnish). Kustannusliike Kari Stenman. ISBN 952-99432-2-9.

Further reading

  • Keskinen, Kalevi; Niska, Klaus; Stenman, Kari (1976). Suomen ilmavoimien lentokoneet 1918-1939 (in Finnish). Tietoteos.

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