Technical data
Type G-15
Function Tourist Tourist, long range
Year 1933
Crew 2
Engines 1*100hp M-11
Length 6.2m
Wingspan 11.0m
Wing area 14.0m2
Empty weight 670kg
Loaded weight 940kg 1290kg
Wing Load (kg/m2) 67.0 92.0
Power load (kg/hp) 8.5 11.7
Speed at 0m 185km/h
Landing Speed 70km/h 80km/h
Ceiling 4500m ?
Range 640km 1400km
Flight Endurance 4h ?
Payload
Fuel+Oil 92+10kg 92+10+350kg in wing

G-15 by V.K.Gribovskij

24k b/w "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.1 p.535

G-15 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 V.K.Gribovskij 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 1934. Performance was very good.

In 1935 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).

V.K.Gribovskij planned to built a canard aircraft utilizing the wing of G-15, intended to compete for The Safe Aircraft Price. It was never built

PredecessorsModifications
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ReferencesLinks
  • "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;
  • None

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