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Shavrov Sh-7

National origin: Soviet Union
Manufacturer: Shavrov
Designed by: Vadim Shavrov
First flight: 16 June 1940
Number built: 1

The Shavrov Sh-7 was a Soviet civil transport amphibian flying-boat designed by Vadim Shavrov. Although it was ordered into production for Aeroflot the start of the Great Patriotic War halted any production aircraft being built.

Design and development

The Sh-7 was a cantilever high-wing monoplane amphibian flying-boat. It had a crew of two and a cabin for four passengers with the MG-31F engine strut mounted above the wing driving a two-bladded pusher propeller. The protoype first flew on 16 June 1940 and by the end of the year it was decided to put the type into production. The start of the Great Patriotic War in 1941 halted plans and the prototype was then used to carry freight and passengers between Saratov and Astrakhan for a few months.


Data from The History of Soviet Aircraft from 1918

General characteristics

Crew: 2
Capacity: 4 passengers
Length: 9.4 m (30 ft 10 in)
Wingspan: 13 m (42 ft 8 in)
Wing area: 23.30 m (251 ft)
Empty weight: 1230 kg (2712 lb)
Gross weight: 1900 kg (4189 lb)
Powerplant: 1 x MG-31F, 246 kW (330 hp)


Maximum speed: 218 km/h (136 mph)
Range: 920 km (497 miles)
Service ceiling: 2960 m (9710 ft)


Nemecek, Vaclav (1986). The History of Soviet Aircraft from 1918. London: Willow Books. ISBN 0-00-218033-2.
The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985). Orbis Publishing.

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