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Author Topic: Aircraft Russian engineer Igor Sikorsky  (Read 1635 times)
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« on: January 30, 2016, 11:40:47 pm »

May 26, 1913, made its first flight the world's first multiengined airplane "Russian Vityaz" engineer Igor Sikorsky. The young engineer created this machine as a test aircraft for long-range reconnaissance. It can be placed as two and four motor. The plane was originally called "Grand" or "Big Baltic", and after some modifications got the name – "Russian Vityaz". August 2, 1913, the aircraft set a world record of flight duration — 1 hour 54 minutes.

This aircraft, surpassing in size and take-off weight of all the cars built up to this moment, has become the basis for a new direction in aviation – heavy aircraft. "Russian knight" became the ancestor of all subsequent heavy bombers, transports, scouts and passenger Airliners in the world. Direct successor of the "Russian knight" became a four-engine aircraft "Ilya Muromets", the first instance of which was built in October 1913.









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« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2016, 01:34:04 am »

Early aircraft are always so wonderful to look at...
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