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Russky Vityaz
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Specifications

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transport
three
4 cylinder piston
4 x 100 hp. ea.
65' 7"
88' 7"
7,500 lbs.
10,900 lbs.
seven passengers
50 mph
58 mph
n/a fpm
2,000 feet
100 miles
5/10/1913






The Russky Vityaz, by Igor Sikorsky, was the first airplane built that was powered with four engines. It was the largest aircraft in the world when first flown, designed to carry up to ten people or a payload of up to 1,322 lbs. aloft.

Only one Russky Vityaz was built. Its first flight was on May 10, 1913. It met its demise on June 23, 1913 when struck by another aircraft while on the ground.

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