MBR-2 / MP-1

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November 25, 2016

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Developed by G. Beriev’s design bureau as a short-range naval reconnaissance and bomber plane for the Soviet Airforce and Navy, first prototype powered by BMW-IVF engine was flown in October 1934. Upon successful completion of the flight test programme, aircraft was accepted for mass production. First deliveries to the Air Force and Navy units began […]

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ANT-7 / R-6 / KR-6

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November 25, 2016

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The work on the project started in early 1928 to fulfil the Soviet Air Force requirement for a multi-role aircraft. Scaled down ANT-4 layout was taken by I. Pogossky’s design team as a staring point. Powered by BMW-VI engine, first prototype first flew in 1929. In 1934, after Pogossky’s death in a crash during flight […]

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ANT-5 / I-4

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November 25, 2016

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This aircraft has a special place in Russian aviation history. It was a first Soviet fighter to be constructed entirely of metal and, importantly, this was the first fighter designed by Tupolev’s bureau. Team led by Pavel Sukhoi started working on a project in autumn of 1925 and prototype was ready by July 1927. In […]

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ANT-25 RD (DB-1)

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November 25, 2016

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Conceived by Tupolev’s design bureau in 1931 as a long-range bomber, this aircraft was developed by Pavel Sukhoi’s team around a Mikulin’s M-34 engine and first flew on June 22, 1933. Valery Chkalov with co-pilot Georgy Baidukov and navigator Alexander Belyakov made this aircraft famous by conducting a non-stop flight from Moscow to Portland via […]

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