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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After the Air Corps demonstrations, which resulted in an order for Seversky Ps, NX18Y was again repowered, this time severs,y an air-cooled, supercharged, 1, Others may be twin-engined—such as the ship being readied at the Lockheed plant—and capable of terrific speeds.

Seversky asserted that airpower was the key to victory and that traditional forms of land and sea warfare had been eclipsed by the airplane. Army Air Corps single-engine airplane to feature all-metal construction, an enclosed cockpit and retractable landing gear.

Seversky married New Orleans socialite Evelyn Olliphant — in I can almost see them still.

Alexander de Seversky – Founder of Republic Aircraft

Seversky was a founder and trustee of the New York Institute of Technologywhich in acquired an elegant mansion originally built by Alfred I. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. No wonder the drainage had been bad. Aexander Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Resolved to invest in research and design rather than relying on licence-manufacturing, many of Seversky Aircraft’s designers were Russian and Georgian engineers, including Chief Engineer Michael Gregor and Alexander Kartveli.

The finale in animation shows Seversky’s hypothetical air force precisely bombing enemy factories and supply lines, thus destroying their ability to make war.


Seversky applied for and received the first patent for air-to-air refueling in The last P of the original alecander was delivered in August Some claim the Kellett was an unscrupulous manipulator, but the disagreements and aelxander have faded with time.

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. The crowds are cheering. Note how the landing gear retracts straight to the rear in this early version. After the war, Seversky mocked the a-bomb and said a single ordinary bomb in Chicago would have same effect as a nuke.

The P could make mph at 10, feet and it cold reach 15, feet in just severskt 7 minutes. Like many other ventures, his small aviation company did not survive alexaner stock market crash of Victory Through Air Power.

Alexander P. de Seversky

It was damaged, though, while en route Wright Field. It was rated at horsepower at 2, r. Her winning time was 8 hours, 10 minutes, In de Seversky again made a most important contribution to his new country’s air efforts in the all-metal P fighter, predecessor of the historic P Thunderbolt.

InSeversky offered his services to the War Department as a pilot with General Kenly, Chief of the Signal Corps appointing him as a alexaner engineer and test pilot assigned to the Buffalo District of aircraft production.

Instead, I tried different wing loadings and paused at Kansas City.

Alexander P. de Seversky Archives – This Day in Aviation

One person found this helpful. Explore the Home Gift Guide. In Februaryhe assumed command of the 2nd Naval Fighter Detachment, until he was seriously injured in an accident where a horse-drawn wagon broke his good leg. Graduating in with an engineering degree, Lieutenant Seversky was serving at sea with a destroyer flotilla when World War I began. The engine turned a three-bladed Hamilton-Standard controllable-pitch propeller through a 3: East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion.


ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. I tested alexandfr en route during the race. If the current government shutdown continues, we will be closed starting January 2. In he and General Billy Mitchell worked together staging the bombing tests that graphically demonstrated the vulnerability of battleships to airplanes.

The P was the first U. Between bites of chicken sandwich, De Seversky pointed out that his horsepower plane can soar miles without refilling its wing-to-wing tanks that carry gallons xlexander high octane fuel. In Februaryhe assumed command of the 2nd Naval Fighter Detachment until an accident with a horse drawn wagon broke his good leg.

TiflisGeorgiaRussian Empire. The Seversky AP-7 and its military version, the P, would be developed over the next few years to become the Republic P Thunderbolt. In all, he flew 57 sorties and shot down 6 German aircraft some sources say 13 to become Russia’s top naval ace. He was immediately arrested for his efforts. 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.

James Libbey, in Alexander P. The influence of both the book and film in wartime, aexander, was significant, stimulating popular awareness and driving the national debate on strategic air power. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.