Fedor Geshvend

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Geshvend, Fedor Romanovich


Born 1839, in Helsingfors; died 1890, in Kiev. Russian engineer.

Geshvend was of Swedish origin. He was one of the first to develop technical plans for a reaction engine. In 1886 he published the book General Principles of a Plan for Using the Reactive Effect of Steam in Railroad Steam Engines. In 1887, Geshvend described a plan for a jet airplane and a multinozzle reaction engine in the book General Principles of the Construction of a Flying Steamship.


Rynin, N. A. Mezhplanetnye soobshchenia, vol. 2, fasc. 4. Leningrad, 1929.
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