Lebed-XVIII


Aircraft of a 'German Type' powered with 230hp Fiat engine. V.A.Lebedev proposed (January 1917) to the Military Department to build 300 such aircraft, but not a single rolled out.

Well, this mess may be added to 'revolution bill' and bureaucratic shake-ups in Russian Government at the time... as well as to the Lebedev's irresponsibility.



References:
  • "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.1 p.184-185;

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