|Engines||1*110hp Le Rhône 9J|
Two-seat monoplane fighter with a wooden monocoque fuselage, the first such aircraft built in Russia. Fuselage had very clean lines, engine was completely covered with cowling, propeller carried large spinner. The designer's mistake was a split wing, what resulted in increased drug and losses in lift.
One built on the Anatra factory in February 1917. Flown on March 6-20 in Odessa. Aircraft flew well.
Some sources note that 'Torpedo' was found unsuitable due to overweight. Shavrov's explanation about messy split wing sounds more realistic.
Was used later in Odessa pilot school for training.
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