AIS

Aviatsionnaya Ispitatelnaya Stantsiya, Morskaya Vedomstva, naval air test station, founded late 1916 at Petrograd Poly Inst., with seaplane base at Krestovsky Island. Engineers P.A. Shishkov and Sushenkov planned many aircraft, 2 being built. Shishkov produced torpedo carrier of Farman pusher-biplane type, 130-hp Clerget, made several flights of over 1 hour August 1917. Aist (t added to give word meaning stork) 2-seat seaplane, with 150-hp Sunbeam and 1 fixed and 1 pivoted machine-gun, complete autumn 1917.

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