Technical data
Type Svechnikov-2
Function Experimental
Year 1913
Crew 1
Engines 1*40hp Anzani
Length 6.3m
Wingspan 10.6m
Wing area 15.7m2
Empty weight 245kg
Loaded weight 370kg
Wing Load (kg/m2) 23.5
Power load (kg/hp) 9.2

Svechnikov-2, A.N.Svechnikov

Picture from "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.1 p.82

Single-seat monoplane. Front section of fuselage was covered with plywood, with 'windows' covered with clear plastic. Wing spars had a 'box' structure, later this novelty became a common weight saving practices.

Several successful flights were performed by designer himself.



Sources :
  • "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.1 p.82

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