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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Views Read Edit View history. After serving as an advisor in Moscow, de Seversky returned to combat duty in the Gulf of Riga and received confirmation for 2 more of his victories. I would test it en route.

His alexaander spirit then spurred him to design and manufacture advanced military aircraft. Although the Seversky fighter never achieved mph, it was judged by the best of the entries, and on June 16,Seversky was awarded a contract for 77 examples under the designation P Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Share your thoughts with other customers.

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TiflisGeorgiaRussian Empire. Seversky AP-7 NX, seen from below. He shot down his first enemy plane three days later and claimed 3 more victories in August. To prove to his superiors that he could still fly, Seversky appeared unannounced at an air show, but was quickly arrested following his impromptu spirited aerial performance. Born in Triflis, Russia, 7 June It was rated at horsepower at 2, r. University of Missouri Press, This aeversky because of a risk I had not considered.

Seversky indicates in effect that these were conventional fire bombing raids and not nukes. It even earned an Academy Award nomination in Seversky left for Europe on a sales tour in the winter ofwhile at home, the company alexandfr even farther out of his control.

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Capable of speeds over mph, the P gave long-range and high-altitude ce to US bombers. The paper in the tank could have been sabotage.

The engine turned a three-bladed Hamilton-Standard controllable-pitch propeller through a 3: The finale in animation shows Seversky’s hypothetical air force precisely bombing enemy factories and supply lines, thus destroying their ability to make war.

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In any case, Major Seversky had never been able to make money designing and building airplanes and he was edged out of the compnay he had started fro that purpose. He had gobbled a husky breakfast severxky oatmeal, orange juice and toast in Manhattan as dawn arose over the skyscrapers at 3: He graduated in with an engineering degree and was serving at sea as a lieutenant in the Imperial Navy of Russia when World War I began.

A new hp Wright RG5 Cyclone air-cooled radial engine was fitted. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? By then he had become world renown as an expert in the areas of airpower and defense. His financing of a rescue came with the proviso that Seversky, as President, would have his personal budget cut, while the board of directors transferred more power to managing director Wallace Kellett. A New York-Havana non-stop flight record also was set yesterday when Maj. He worked for famed aviation advocate Gen.

His Seversky Electroatom Corp of directed its efforts to defending fe USA against nuclear attack, and to extraction of radioactive particles from the air. Often described as “flamboyant” and a “showman,” Seversky was always good at capturing the public eye, and was considered a newsworthy celebrity. It carried two 30 caliber machine guns, synchronized to fire through the propeller arc. Shortly after the December alexanderr, attack on Pearl Harborhe wrote Victory Through Air Powerpublished in Apriladvocating the strategic use of air bombardment.


It was a prototype that had not yest been tested.

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By Stephen ShermanOct. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Air Force and received the Exceptional Service Medal in They had not the speed, range, altitude capability, or armament of front-line enemy fighters.

Seversky, still the nominal President, found his budget cut, as the Board transferred more power to Wallace Kellett, Managing Director. Visit the Russia Profile for more information on Russian pioneers. Too Young to Die!

Seversky continued to publicize his ideas for innovative aircraft and weaponry, notably the Ionocraft which was to be a single-man aircraft powered by the ionic wind from a high-voltage discharge. Alexander de Seeversky flew the 1, miles in five hours and two minutes—two hours and one minute faster than Lieut.

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Inthe Seversky company produced an experimental fighter, the SEV-2XD, powered by an hp Wright R radial driving a three-bladed propeller. To Europe from America, for example. The Ligue Internationale des Aviateurs awarded the trophy to de Seversky for “outstanding leadership, patriotism, and unselfish devotion to severssky security and aeronautical progress of the United States. Victory Through Air Power. Doctors amputated his leg below the knee and although he was fitted with an artificial leg, despite his protests, authorities deemed him unfit to return to combat.

Its absolute ceiling was 30, feet.

Seversky was selected for duty as a naval aviator, transferring to the Military School of Aeronautics at Sebastopol, Crimea.