MOSKAU. Aktie über 250 Rubel. green, black. No 107. Folds and repaired bottom (edge-splits). The Dux was the first armed aircraft built in Russia. It was a pusher biplane with a machine-gun in the nose, intended for ground attack. The enterprise was started in 1893, to build bicycles, and later cars andother vehicles. In 1909 it worked with other factories to build Russia's first airship, and later that year started to build aeroplanes also. Ten years later the Dux factory was Russia's largest aircraft-factory, building mostly foreign designs. By 1917 it was building nearly 500 military aircraft a year (heavily supported by the Tsar). The first Moscow airport was DUX's company airport on the Petersburg Avenue. In the 1920s the state design and building plant was established in the old Dux factory under the name "State Aircraft Factory No.1". It became the base for the Mikoyan designs, still famous for the range of front-line aircraft dominating the world news, from the MiG-15 of the 1950s up to today. Text all in Russian. Only 3 pieces are known to us (we sold the first in 2005).
Themes: AUTOMOTIVE, AVIATION
Startprice: € 1600