SUVP by D.P.Grigorovich

igh wing passenger monoplane, with open pilot's cockpit and enclosed cabin for three passengers. It was ordered to D.P.Grigorovich by the Society UkrVozdukhPut' and built at Fall 1925 on the 'Krasny Letchik' ('Red Aviator') factory.
Fuselage frame was wielded of steel tube, wings had wooden frame. All skin was fabric. Aircraft was built without any wind tunnel tests and serious static trials. The only strength test took place when six men climbed to the wing spar.
It turned to be enough for the historic period. SUVP was in service for a while on Ukrainian airlines. Series production never was an issue, and aircraft remained 'the one of a kind'.
  • "History of aircraft construction in the USSR" by V.B.Shavrov, Vol.1 p.359;
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    Technical data
    Type SUVP
    Function Passenger
    Year 1925
    Crew 1
    Engines 1*100hp Bristol-Lucifer
    Length 8.4m
    Wingspan 13.7m
    Wing area 24.1m2
    Empty weight 820kg
    Loaded weight 1150kg
    Wing load 43.6kg/m2
    Power load 11.5kg/hp
    Speed at 0m 139km/h
    Landing Speed 70km/h
    Flight Endurance 4h30min
    Ceiling 3050m
    1000m 9.0min
    2000m 21.0min
    3000m 40.0min
    Seats 3
    Created April 1, 1998
    by Alexandre Savine
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