||Tourist, long range|
|Wing Load (kg/m2)
|Power load (kg/hp)
|Speed at 0m
||92+10+350kg in wing|
two-seater was intended for tourist purposes. Side-by-side seats, twin controls,
enclosed cockpit and respectable fuel capacity were well suited for this purpose.
Construction typical for
aircraft, wooden structure with plywood skin (with fabric layer glued on).
Unusual feature of the G-15
was in-flight adjustable leading edge of the tailplane.
G-15 was built at The Glider Factory in
Performance was very good.
G-15 participated in contest flight of light
airplanes. After 100km were behind, the engine failure caused an emergency landing
(that one was performed successfully).
planned to built a canard aircraft utilizing the wing of G-15,
intended to compete for The Safe Aircraft Price. It was never built
"Technica Vozdushnogo Flota" magazine, 1935, Vol.1 pp90-92;
"Technica Vozdushnogo Flota" magazine, 1937, Vol.4 pp9;
"Samoliot" magazine, 1937, Vol.7 pp25-29;
"History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.1 p.534;