Polikarpov Nikolai Nikolaevich
Polikarpov, Nikolai Nikolaevich
This portrait found at Roy Cochrun's
- a place to visit monthly !
Polikarpov was hired by UVVF and moved to Moscow.
He was involved with 8th department, responsible for avia factories and planning of aircraft
Technical Division Supervisor on
factory. His division carried out all design, drawing, copying jobs as well as
Dux started production of the R-1/D.H.-4.
The first designer's achievement of N.N.Polikarpov.
member of the First (airplane) Section of the NTK
VVS. Section was responsible for the aircraft
TTT and giving recommendations on 'sketch' projects. He was a
member of this commetee until his arrest in September
N.N.Polikarpov finished his first project : 4-seat passenger biplane;
Started to work on project of monoplane fighter (his own initiative)
to became later the I-16;
Major outline was ready same year;
January 1923 -
was ordered to take over a new design bureau created on former
Dux factory, just renamed into
GAZ-1. Started to develope
biplane fighter (down-scaled R-1) with the
M-5 engine, but was fired for not being a
Communist Party member in February.