Technical data
Type VOP-1
Function sport, trainer, technology test
Year 1923
Crew 1
Engines 1*35hp Anzani
Length 5.0m
Wingspan 7.5m
Wing area 10.0m2
Empty weight 222kg
Loaded weight 322kg
Wing Load (kg/m2) 32
Power load (kg/hp) 9.2
Speed at 0m 120km/h
Ceiling 1200m

VOP-1, V.O.Pisarenko

20k "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.1 p.349;

Light aircraft built in Sevastopol at the same time as ANT-1,. completely independent design. It was first Soviet low-wing monoplane. VOP-1 was built by pilot-instructor of Sevastopol Pilot School

V.O.Pisarenko, with help of cadets. No expensive materials were used, only wood and plywood. Special wing section was unique, developed by designer himself.

Amazingly, V.O.Pisarenko had no special engineering education. Pilot's feeling of a subject served quite well, and on November 27, 1923 author performed the first flight. After series of trials (January 1924) aircraft was transported to Moscow for more trials.

Unlike the A.N.Tupolev V.O.Pisarenko was lucky to obtain "Anzani" engine in excellent conditions - and his aircraft made hundreds of flights.

References:Links:
  • "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.1 pp.349-350;
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    Modified February 03, 1998;
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