Pisarenko-T, V.O.Pisarenko

36k b/w photo "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.1 p.350;

Parasol single-seater with 150hp Hispano-Suiza. Aircraft had quite a weird wing: It was just a flat 'desk' with rounded leading edge and sharpened trailing edge. Fuselage also had very simple straight shape.

Aircraft, intended for training duties, was built at Serpukhov School of Gunnery and Bombardment StrelBom by designer and his students (like the VOP-1). V.O.Pisarenko asked for permit to fly it, but since no calculations were presented (none existed!) the permit was not issued. Taxi trials only were allowed.

After receiving this limited permit, V.O.Pisarenko boarded the aircraft, performed some taxi... than took off and flew to Moscow Central Airfield (Khodynka). There he managed to perform another flight (before officials were alerted), demonstrating some aerobatic figures.

He landed successfully second time, but never tried to fly the machine again. Neither with a permit or without one...

After all those tricks V.O.Pisarenko got an opportunity to design trainer aircraft suitable for mass production. Work was financed by UVVS, but cancelled soon when the N.N.Polikarpov U-2 emerged.

  • "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.1 p.350;
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