Technical data
Function Passenger
Year 1925
Crew 1
Engines 1*100hp Bristol-Lucifer
Length 8.4m
Wingspan 13.7m
Wing area 24.1m2
Empty weight 820kg
Loaded weight 1150kg
Wing Load (kg/m2) 43.6
Power load (kg/hp) 11.5
Speed at 0m 139km/h
Landing Speed 70km/h
Flight Endurance 4h30min
Ceiling 3050m
1000m 9.0min
2000m 21.0min
3000m 40.0min
Seats 3

SUVP by D.P.Grigorovich

78k b/w photo from "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.1 p.358

High wing passenger monoplane, with open pilot's cockpit and enclosed cabin for three passengers. It was ordered to D.P.Grigorovich by the Society UkrVozdukhPut' and built at Fall 1925 on the 'Krasny Letchik' ('Red Aviator') factory.

Fuselage frame was wielded of steel tube, wings had wooden frame. All skin was fabric. Aircraft was built without any wind tunnel tests and serious static trials. The only strength test took place when six men climbed to the wing spar.

It turned to be enough for the historic period. SUVP was in service for a while on Ukrainian airlines. Series production never was an issue, and aircraft remained 'the one of a kind'.

  • "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.1 p.359;
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