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Sikorsky Russky Vityaz

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  1. also called Le Grand, was the first four-engine aircraft in the world, designed and built by Igor Sikorsky in Russia in the spring of 1913

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  2. "Русский витязь" in Russian, or Russian Knight

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  3. Sikorsky conceived the Russky Vityaz in 1911, when no known aircraft could lift more than 600 kilograms

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  4. The carrying capacity record belonged to a French pilot Ducis, who had flown 800 meters with a load of 600 kg

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  5. On hearing about the ongoing construction of the Russky Vityaz and its capabilities in the early spring of 1913, the experts and the media around the world were predicting its complete failure

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  6. However, the first aerial test of the Russky Vityaz on May 10, 1913 was successful

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