From Wings of Linen

Igor Sikorsky was one of the giant names of aircraft design and he created designs for helicopters, fighters, and giant bombers, to say nothing of his post-war career. In the spring of 1912 he started working for the Russian Baltic Railroad Car Factory (Russko-Baltiisky Vagonny Zaved or R-BVZ) as chief designer.[1]

Production aircraft from the Great War or shortly thereafter include:


  1. 73 various Ilya Muromets bombers were constructed, of which only four were lost: two through enemy action, one in a flight accident, and one due to sabotage.[2]
  1. Durkota, p.285
  2. Haddow'69, p.71.
  • Alan Durkota, Thomas Darcey, and Victor Kulikov. The Imperial Russian Air Service. Flying Machines Press, 1995. ISBN 0-9637110-2-4
  • G.W. Haddow and Peter M. Grosz, The German Giants; The German R-Planes 1914-1918. New York: Funk & Wagnalls, 2nd Ed., 1969. ISBN 9780370000374