Technical data
Type Canard-1/1bis
Function experimental
Year 1912
Crew 1
Engines 1*50hp Gnome
Length 7.2m
Wingspan 8.2m
Wing area 14.2m2
Empty weight 270kg
Loaded weight 370kg
Wing Load (kg/m2) 26.0
Power load (kg/hp) 7.4
Speed 100km/h
Endurance 8min
Ceiling 100m

Canard-1, Canard-1bis, Canard-2, A.V.Shiukov

Canard-1 (28k b/w) at "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.1 p.112

A 'duck' scheme aircraft, first flown Fall 1912. The second flight ended with non-fatal crash. During repairs a lot of improvements were introduced.

Under designation 'Canard-1bis' aircraft was flown more than 30 times since March 1913. It had good performance, but flight duration and ceiling were limited by unreliable (worn) engine.

In 1914 A.V.Shiukov started project of similar aircraft intended for military use. Designed for 80hp Gnome engine, 'Canard-2' carried twin nose fins for unobscured pilot's sight and machinegun installation. Assembly was cancelled when designer was drafted to military service.


  • Canard-1bis 40k drawing from "History of aircraft construction in the USSR" (Vol.1p113) used for background.

  • References:
  • "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.1 p.112-113;

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