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ID this Russian Sailplane

hesham

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Hi,


can anyone ID this Russian Sailplane ?.


http://epizodsspace.no-ip.org/bibl/issled-po-istor/issl8-10/s222.jpg
 

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That's a Blanik (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LET_L-13_Blan%C3%ADk) with 'something' added to each wing. What those things are - don't know; sorry.


Hope that helps you :)
 

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The epizodsspace site indicates that this glider was used as flying laboratory by TsAGI for laminar flow research.
-Luc
 

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Thank you Shedofdread and Machdiamond.
 

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Wikipedia also mentions a twin fuselage Blaník for testing of laminar airfoils.

"Sportinë Aviacija SL-2P
aka Kensgaila VK-7 twin fuselage Blaník was developed by Sportinë Aviacija in Lithuania as a flying laboratory for testing of laminar airfoils. The specimen profiles are fixed to a supporting frame erected between the fuselages.
"

Google finds some images.
 

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