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Russian experimental sailplane

hesham

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Hi,

here is a strange Russian experimental sailplane,it was called Kashuk
and designed by A. Manotskov.
http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1961/1961%20-%200148.html
 

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Is it, or is it not a revival of the principle used in the Rey R-01 from 1949 ?
There, only the outer wing panels were movable.
 

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This is Alexander Manotskov 'Kashuk' experimental glider, built in Antonov OKB in 1952. Record-breaking A-9 glider was used as a basis. It can't be called ornithopter, but amortised wing with wingtip amplitude to 4 meters improves L/D and sustains optimal gliding speeds according to Shavrov.

http://www.testpilot.ru/memo/50/manotskov.htm
http://www.airwar.ru/other/shawrov/htmls/glava12.html

Kashuk name said to be taken in honor of Oleg Koshevoy, leader of 'Young Guard', an anti-nazi youth resistance group
 

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just an off topic question. was this patriot an ethnic Russian from the Ukraine?
 

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avatar said:
just an off topic question. was this patriot an ethnic Russian from the Ukraine?

He was *Soviet*
 

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Btw, Kashuk experimental glider took part on the Tushino Air Parade (3rd July 1955) during the DOSAAF flying display.
 
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