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Yurjev KIT-1
1/72 scale
PRICE US$20
(plus P/P)

History
Professor B.N.Yurjev was one of the leading Soviet helicopter theorists. His works at this field date back to 1909. He initialized and conducted the special helicopter group within TsAGI (Central Aero-Hydrodynamic Institute) in 1926. In 1946 B.N.Yurjev's design group completed the project of the vertical take-off/landing (VTOL) experimental aircraft called KIT-1. This plane was to be powered by one piston Klimov VK-108 engine, housed mid-fuselage behind the cockpit, which turned two propellers located in the nose. The forward one (3.6m in diameter) was the main one, which propelled the plane during the whole flight, while the rear one (8m in diameter) was activated only while take-off and landing and served as a helicopter rotor to provide main portion of lift to the machine. In horizontal flight the rear rotor blades were feathered and served as additional canard flying surfaces. The project never left the drawing board, because there were no conditions for success at that time. It certainly has many lacks and many disputable points. But still it remains the unique technical design, intended to solve the problems of the vertical take-off/landing, which were successfully solved in American XFY-1 and XFV-1 planes a decade later.
KIT-1 specifications:
Engine........VK-108 (1750hp)
Top speed...............800km/h
Flight endurance......1.5hours
Wing span.......................8m

Boxtop art
Parts photo (transparent canopy not shown)
Drawing
Color guide
Model photo

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