Technical data
Year 1909
Crew 1+2?
Engines 1*55hp Renault
Wing area 90m2
Loaded weight ~900kg

Airplane by B.F.Gebauer

24k b/w photo from the "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.1 p.43

Such things were built all over the world. Designers were mislead by idea that the more wings aircraft has, the better it will fly. This aircraft was built in Gatchina near St.Petersburg in 1909. It had three triplane boxes, four elevator surfaces and two tailfins, plus surfaces serving as ailerons.

Complicity of construction resulted in insufficient mechanical stability, and aircraft started to lose parts on the very first taxi trial. It was repaired and modified several times, but never took of the ground.

  • "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.1 p.44

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