BICh-11/RP-1, B.I.Cheranovsky

16k b/w RP-11 drawing from the "History of aircraft construction in the USSR" by V.B.Shavrov, Vol.1 p.483

A
ircraft was built as a single-wheel glider, which was flown by S.P.Korolev during IX Glider Competitions in 1933. It was decided to install rocket engine OR-2 (under development by F.A.Tsander), and project was designated RP-1.
OR-2 was delayed, and BICh-11 was flown with 27ph "Scorpion" engine. It was one of the first flying wings to fly.
Sources:
  • "History of aircraft construction in the USSR" by V.B.Shavrov, Vol.1 p.482
  • Technical data
    Type BICh-11
    Function Test aircraft
    Year 1932
    Crew 1
    Engines 1*27/35hp "Scorpion"
    Length 3.89m
    Wingspan 12.1m
    Wing area 20.0m2
    Modified May 28, 1997
    by Alexandre Savine;
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