Shavrov Sh-1
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Shavrov Sh-1

Vladimir B. Shavrov had worked as a member of the OMOS design bureau from 1925, and after two years there set out to design and build a light general-purpose amphibian flying-boat, the Shavrov Sh-1. A sesquiplane, the Sh-1 had its main wing strut-mounted above the single-step hull and stabilising floats were incorporated into the lower stub-wing. The main wheels of the landing gear were retracted manually. Flown for the first time on 21 June 1929, the Sh-1 performed well, attaining a maximum speed of 126km/h on its 63kW Walter radial engine. The Sh-1 remained a prototype, being developed into the slightly larger and refined Sh-2.

Shavrov Sh-1A three-view drawing (900 x 620)

 ENGINE1 x 63kW Walter
    Take-off weight790 kg1742 lb
    Empty weight535 kg1179 lb
    Wingspan10.7 m35 ft 1 in
    Length7.7 m25 ft 3 in
    Height3.1 m10 ft 2 in
    Wing area20.3 m2218.51 sq ft
    Max. speed126 km/h78 mph
    Ceiling2470 m8100 ft
    Range400 km249 miles

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