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Author Topic: Aircraft Russian engineer Igor Sikorsky  (Read 1635 times)
Zeppelin Captain
Russian Federation Russian Federation

« 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.


Sorry for the errors, rudeness and stupidity. It's not me, this online translator. Really convenient?
J. Wilhelm
╬ Admiral und Luftschiffengel ╬
United States United States

Sentisne fortunatum punkus? Veni. Diem meum comple

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

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

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