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P.A. Richard Prototypes & Projects,His Activities in Russia
« on: September 14, 2015, 08:50:15 am »
Hi,


the French designer Paul Aime Richard worked in Russia during the end of the 1930s,he
had his own KB at OPO-4,he created a two-seat fighter (later basis for Laville DI-4),built
the TOM-1,a torpedo carrier open sea seaplane,powered by two engines,also he had a
drawing to monoplane recce flying boat (later used by Beriev as starting point for MBR-2).


His projects included, a parasol wing military flying boat with two M-17 engines on wing,a
four-engined transport flying boat of stressed-skin construction,some giant flying boats of
100 and 200 tons,when he failed,he returned to France in 1931,does anyone know those
projects or get any more Info ?.


http://www.airwar.ru/enc/bww1/tom1.html
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Re: P.A. Richard Prototypes & Projects,His Activities in Russia
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2015, 09:45:20 am »

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Re: P.A. Richard Prototypes & Projects,His Activities in Russia
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2017, 06:12:22 am »
From Avions 105,

also he designed MR-3.

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Re: P.A. Richard Prototypes & Projects,His Activities in Russia
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2018, 06:13:39 am »
Hi,

was there any more activities in Russian.

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Re: P.A. Richard Prototypes & Projects,His Activities in Russia
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2018, 03:32:17 pm »
A minor note ... strictly speaking, OPO-4 wasn't a "KB". OPO is for Опытный Отдел (OPytnyy Otdel) meaning 'Experimental Department' rather than конструкторское (Konstruktorskoye) meaning 'Engineering'.

FWIW: the other Soviet OPOs were:
 - OPO-1 (previously OSS, for landplanes) under N.N. Polikarpov
 - OPO-2 (previously OOM, for engines) under A.D. Shvetsov
 - OPO-3 (previously OMOS, for seaplanes) under D.P. Grigorovich

BTW, in the Soviet Union, Paul Aimé Richard was initially under I.V. Chetverikov at MOS VAO - Морское опытное самолётостроение всесоюзного авиаобъединения (Morskoye opytnoye samolotostroyeniye vsesoyuznogo aviaob"yedineniya or the Naval Experimental Aircraft Building All-Union Aviation Enterprise).

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Re: P.A. Richard Prototypes & Projects,His Activities in Russia
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2018, 04:17:36 am »
Great Infos,thank you my dear Apophenia.