Teleshov, Nikolai Afanasevich

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Teleshov, Nikolai Afanas’evich


Born Jan. 20 (Feb. 1), 1828; died Feb. 15 (27), 1895, in St. Petersburg. Russian military officer and designer of one of the first jet aircraft.

The flight vehicle designed by Teleshov had a delta wing; atmospheric oxygen was to be used for combustion of the liquid fuel. In 1867, Teleshov received a French patent for this vehicle.


Kozlov, S. G. “K istorii aviatsii v Rossii (1860–1909).” In the collection Iz istorii aviatsii i kosmonavtiki, fasc. 6. Moscow, 1968.
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