Home > People > Alexander De Seversky. ALEXANDER DE SEVERSKY. “The Roman Empire at the apex of its glory flourished in the era of land power. Pilot, inventor, designer, businessman, and visionary author, Alexander de Seversky led one of the most varied lives of his times. Born a Russian nobleman, . On the same day, Александр Николаевич Прокофьев-Северский (Alexander Nikolaievich Prokofiev de Seversky), the airplane’s designer, flew a second.

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There’s a problem loading this menu right now. HE argued that American fighter airplanes were inferior to those of other belligerents. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.

I grew up in the 30’s, and knew the name, but had know idea of his influence. Sinclair went on to place fourth in the Thompson pylon race. When the Bolsheviks took over, he decided that it was too dangerous for him to return to Russia and made the United States his home.

Alexander de Seversky – Founder of Republic Aircraft

On his first combat mission he lost his right leg. Petersburg and remained apexander uniform at the request of the commander-in-chief of the Baltic Fleet. English Choose a language for shopping. Woman Flyer Sets Air Record.

The first time de Seversky saw combat, he was shot down, losing his lower right leg in the process, but due to his grit and determination he was flying once again a year later, assigned to the Baltic fleet. I won the Bendix Race in a Seversky pursuit plane which I had never flown until that night, when, with a heavy overload of gas, I took off in the race.


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His creative spirit then spurred him to design and manufacture advanced military aircraft. He was immediately arrested for his efforts. View the discussion thread. Seversky was selected for duty as a naval aviator, transferring to the Military School of Aeronautics at Sebastopol, Crimea. Don’t have a Kindle?

Alexander de Seversky

Seversky was granted an interview with the emperor of Japan who said the Japanese knew they were defeated and the nukes were a face saving method to surrender. Some thought so at the time. The crowds are cheering. It was a 3 seater with retractable wheels and hydraulically controlled floats that could be adjusted to the best angle for take-off or alexaander flight. After completing a postgraduate program on aeronautics in —15, he was reassigned as a pilot in the summer of to an aviation alexande in the Baltic Fleet.

The R had a compression ratio of 6. De Seversky, Alexander P. More likely it was paper pasted on the seversyk of the wing during manufacture which had not been removed and which worked loose from the action of the gasoline and the vibration of the plane.

Alexander Nikolaievich Prokofiev de Seversky Russian: Wallace Kellett becoming the new president. Record Upset by Seversky. When Seversky left for Europe on alrxander sales tour in the winter of —39, the Board reorganized the operation on October 13,renamed as Republic Aviation Corporation with Kellett becoming the new president.


Its feature was that it had wings that were in effect integrated seveersky so that most of the wings could be filled with fuel, thus adding range. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. You can read the damage to Hiroshima and Nagasaki starting on page in Amazon preview. Her average speed was After the Armistice, Seversky became an assistant to air power advocate General Billy Mitchellaiding him in his push to prove air power’s ability to sink battleships.

Loosing a trail of blue smoke at this altitude she was officially clocked on the course by Larry Therkelson, Southland representative of the National Aeronautic Association, who checker her in again at the same level 2h. Libbey brings Seversky’s story to life, and he clearly delineates between alexandet he can document about Seversky and what is conjecture. She sevesky there 10 hours, 12 minutes, 55 seconds after leaving Burbank.

In this early configuration, the landing gear folds rearward. Set up a giveaway.

He also had a hand in inventing in-flight refueling.