OKB Tupolev: A History of the Design Bureau and its Aircraft by Yefim Gordon

By Yefim Gordon

;OKB Tupolev A heritage of the layout Bureau and its airplane КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ Автор: Yefim Gordon & Vladimir Rigmant Название: OKB Tupolev A background of the layout Bureau and its plane Издательство: Midland Год: 2005 Формат: pdfРазмер: 149 мб Для сайта: www.mirknig.comA historical past of the layout Bureau and its airplane Yefim Gordon & Vladimir Rigmant The origins of the layout bureau that used to be to endure his identify may be traced again to the appointment of Andrey Nikolayevich Tupolev as head of the TsAGIs Aviation division in 1918. through the years, approximately three hundred initiatives have developed in the OKB.hotfileturbobit zero

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The e n l a r g e d and r e s h a p e d v e r t i c a l t a i l i s c l e a r l y v i s i b l e . Below right: An 1-4 in m o n o p l a n e c o n f i g u r a t i o n as part of a Zveno c o m b i n a t i o n . Bottom r i g h t : A n 1-4 w i t h K o o r c h e v s k i y r e c o i l l e s s guns under t h e u p p e r w i n g s . ations t o t h e tail unit a n d t h e c o w l i n g . G r o mov c a r r i e d o u t m a n u f a c t u r e r ' s t e s t s o f t h e dooblyor, f o l l o w e d b e t w e e n 1 st A u g u s t 1 9 2 8 and 25th A p r i l 1 9 2 9 b y s t a t e t r i a l s a t Nil W S .

Roosakov between 10th July and 8th August 1929. The route took them from Moscow to Berlin, Paris, Rome, Marseilles, Nevers, London, then again to Paris and Berlin, and thence via Warsaw back home to Moscow. The aircraft covered a distance of 9,037 km in 54 hours' flying time at an aver- A three-view of the ANT-10 (R-7). 5 km/h. In the winter and spring of 1931, between 31st January and 6th March, a PS-9 brought a cargo of furs from Siberia for the international fur auction. Its route was Moscow-Kazan'-SverdlovskTobol'sk-Samarovo-Obdorsk.

The use of such an engine had been investigated in the course of the design work. ANT-14 Pravda e x p e r i m e n t a l passenger a i r c r a f t Work on passenger aircraft development proceeded in the USSR from the early 1930s. Two main lines of development were pursued: that of large, lumbering highcapacity aircraft able to carry between 36 and 64 passenger, and that of smaller but faster machines carrying between six and twelve passengers. The ANT-14, designed to carry 32 passengers, belonged in the first category and was a five-engined cantilever shoulder-wing monoplane with a fixed undercarriage.

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