|Wing Load (kg/m2)||36|
|Power load (kg/hp)||10.3|
|Speed||125km/h on ground level|
The first aircraft, built by Andrei Nikolaevich Tupolev. A.N.Tupolev started to work on this project in 1911, but started construction only in 1922. At that time he was a member of TsAGI task force, which was concentrated on all-metal aircraft designs. ANT-1 was of a mixed design, but it was the first Soviet-built aircraft including home-made metal elements (fuselage frame). Small aircraft became also a testbed for cantilever wing.
Flights started October 20, 1923 (E.I.Pogosskij, N.I.Petrov), performance was good. But after few flights old worn engine started losing power and was found unrepairable.
Aircraft was on exposition for a while in a museum, vanished during the Great Patriotic War, probably in 1941, when many organizations were evacuated from endangered capital.
|32k b/w ANT-1 from "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.1 p.363;
Used for background on this page.
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