SHIUKOV

Aleksei Vladimirovich Shiukov built and flew gliders 1908-10 when student at Tiflis (Tbilisi), today capital of Georgia. Built powered Utka (canard, duck) September 1912, tail-first monoplane with 50-hp Gnome, repeatedly modified, eventually flew well. Utka 2 (Kanar-2), 80-hp Gnome, left incomplete 1914 because of war.

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