Technical data
Type VM-2
Function Maritime reconnaissater
Year 1916
Crew 2
Engines 1*100hp Gnome Monosaupape

VM-2, A.Yu.Villish

16k drawing from "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.1 p.253;

After destruction of the VM-1 Villish got another contract (same terms as on VM-1). He spend almost half a year looking for manufacturer. Both 'Dux' and Lebedev factories refused to adopt 'not their' aircraft. At last the project was 'adopted' by Meltser Fancy Furniture factory (which also was building propellers). Aircraft was ready on fall 1916.

V.A.Lebedev also decided to jump on the train and started construction (by contract with A.Yu.Villish) assembly of slightly different VM-4.

Aircraft of wooden construction had the tail made of steel tubes. It was planned to change wing installation angle in flight, but VM-2 performed well and there vere no need in this feature.

VM-2 fulfilled all requirements and passed all tests. But it was decided to build more interesting VM-4. The only built VM-2 was transferred to Baku aviator's school, where it was used for a long time.


  • "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.1 p.253-254;

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