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Tupolev ANT-1 Aircraft Information

Tupolev ANT-1

ANT-1

Tupolev ANT-1

Role: Experimental aircraft
Manufacturer: Tupolev
First flight: 20 October 1923
Number built: 1

The Tupolev ANT-1 was Tupolev OKB's first aircraft, designed by Andrei Tupolev and was based on his work with aerosleighs and boats. It was expected to be used only as a way for him to examine his ideas and to help the Soviets understand the use of metal in the making of aircraft.

Design and development

The ANT-1 was Tupolev's first aircraft and was built out of metal, wood and aluminum. Aluminum was used in the wing partitions and ribs, and vertical and horizontal tailplanes, and a few other smaller areas. The other areas carrying weight were made of wood, with linen fabric covering the fuselage and wings.

Operational history

The ANT-1 was first flown on Ekaterininskaya Square, now Krasnokazarmenaya Street. It was flown frequently over the next two years for tests. It was then stored in the assembly workshop - in the late 1930s and early 1940s, it was hung from the ceiling. However, with the disruptions to the bureau caused by the war, it had disappeared by the time the war ended. It is not known what had happened, though it is likely that it was destroyed by the Germans in their advance to Moscow in the summer of 1941, along with other Tupolev aircraft. Since it was the only one built, there are no remaining ANT-1's today.

Operators

Soviet Union

Tupolev factory.

Specifications

General characteristics

Crew: one pilot
Length: 5.0 m (16 ft 5 in)
Wingspan: 7.5 m (24 ft 7 in)
Height: 1.7 m (5 ft 7 in)
Wing area: 10.0 m (108 ft)
Empty weight: 205 kg (452 lb)
Gross weight: 355 kg (783 lb)
Powerplant: 1 x Anzani radial, 26 kW (35 hp)

Performance

Maximum speed: 120 km/h (75 mph)
Range: 400 km (250 miles)
Service ceiling: 400 m (1,300 ft)

Tupolev
Andrei Tupolev

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