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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De Seversky made numerous contributions to aviation. Her racing number, 13, has not yet been painted on the fuselage. The influence aleaxnder both the book and film in wartime, however, was significant, stimulating popular awareness and driving the national debate on strategic air power.

He became a U. By Stephen ShermanOct. Equipped with a wooden leg, he was deemed unfit for combat duty, and made a spectacular unauthorized flight at an air show to demonstrate that he could still fly. I would test it en route. Please try again later. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway.

Alexander de Seversky – Founder of Republic Aircraft

The R was 4 feet, 8. He turned to writing and advising after his departure from the company that he founded. Seversky AP-7 NX, seen from below. When Alexander entered the Imperial Russian Naval Academy aleexander age 14, he already knew how to fly, as his father had been one of the first Russians to own a plane.

The two crew members sat in tandem under a transparent cockpit hood, and the rear crew member was provided with a rear-facing gun. Sascha de Seversky, who flew fighting planes for the Czar of Russia and now builds pursuit ships aledander the American Army, yesterday notched another hour off the already incredibly narrow time-space separating the Atlantic and Pacific coasts.


Shortly after the December 7, attack on Pearl Harborhe wrote Victory Through Air Powerpublished in April alexnader, advocating the strategic use of air bombardment. That, he observed, carries huge military significance.

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The outbreak of WW2 found our air arsenal pitifully neglected. But this time at a price. He graduated in alexandeer an engineering degree and was serving at sea as a lieutenant in the Imperial Navy of Russia when World War I began.

At San Mateo, she dropper to 10, feet again to circle a pylon, and climbed back to the higher level for the return race.

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Born a Russian nobleman, he served in the Czarist naval air service, survived the Civil War, emigrated to the United States, started a great aircraft company, lost control of it, and ended up being best-remembered for writing Victory Through Air Power.

Seversky indicates the alleged a-bombs had no concentrated destruction power from a center but were evenly spread out, “extensive not intensive”.

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Often described as “flamboyant” and a “showman,” Seversky was always good at capturing the public eye, and was considered a newsworthy celebrity. See all 5 reviews. Seversky left for Europe on a sales tour in the winter ofwhile at home, the company slipped even farther out of his control. She landed there 10 hours, 12 minutes, 55 seconds after leaving Burbank.


For her first place finish, Ms. He also had a hand in inventing in-flight refueling. It even earned an Academy Award nomination in He lives in St.

TiflisGeorgiaRussian Empire. Two years later, on September 15,the SEV-3 set another world speed record for piston-engine amphibious airplanes that remains unbroken, flying at a speed just over miles per hour. He attacked a German destroyer in the Gulf of Riga but was shot down before he alesander drop his bombs.

Alexander P. de Seversky

Over the next few years, patent claims were made, among them the first gyroscopically stabilized bombsight, which Seversky developed with Sperry Gyroscope Company in FAI 15 September It was rated at horsepower at 2, r.

I grew up in the 30’s, seeversky knew the name, but had know idea of his influence. Some thought so at the time. Eeversky survived, but lost one leg below the knee. He received the Harmon Trophy in for advances in aviation. Before the genesis of the Republic Aircraft Corporationthe Seversky Aircraft Corporation produced the following aircraft, which were all variations on the same theme:.

Retrieved from ” https: To bring the magnitude of this problem to public attention, de Seversky wrote his best-seller book, “Victory Through Airpower.

Visit the Russia Profile for more information on Russian pioneers. After the war, Seversky mocked the a-bomb and said a single ordinary bomb in Chicago would have same effect as sfversky nuke.

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. The Miami Daily News reported: