P.A. Richard Prototypes & Projects,His Activities in Russia

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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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Hi,


after returning to France,he designed this;


http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,21432.msg211666.html#msg211666
 

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From Avions 105,

also he designed MR-3.
 

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Hi,

was there any more activities in Russian.
 

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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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Great Infos,thank you my dear Apophenia.
 
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