Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

Tsar Nicholas II of Russia (behind top of ladder) speaks with Igor Sikorsky (standing in doorway from cockpit) on forward observation balcony of the Sikorsky (Igor) S-21 Grand "Russkiy Vityaz" (Russian Knight) during a visit to inspect the aircraft; Krasnoye aerodrome, near St. Petersburg, Russia, 1913. One-half right front view of aircraft. Several Imperial Russian troops stand watching in foreground.

Collection Item Long Description:


  • Aeronautics, Military
  • Aircraft
  • Airplanes
  • Biplanes

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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  • Nicholas II, Emperor of Russia, 1868-1918
  • Sikorsky, Igor Ivan, 1889-1972



Repository Loc.

National Air and Space Museum, Archives Division, MRC 322, Washington, DC, 20560


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