SHAVROV

Vadim Borisovich Shavrov joined OMOS 1925, and in 1928 began building simple 2-seat amphibian in his 1-room flat, flown 21 June 1929. Called Sh-1, led to Sh-2 (115-hp M-11, 11 November 1930), about 700 built by 1934. Sh-3 amphibian seaplane for 2 passengers or cargo never completed. Single Sh-5 photo/mapping aircraft (2 x 480-hp, 19 March 1934) had wheels/skis/floats. Sh-7 transport amphibian (330 hp, 16 June 1940) would have been series-built but for war.

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