Vyacheslav Tkachov

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Vyacheslav Tkachov
Born 1885
Kuban Oblast, Russian Empire
Died 1965
Krasnodar, USSR

Vyacheslav Tkachov (Russian: Вячеслав Матвеевич Ткачёв) was a Russian general and writer.

In 1913 Tkachov became military pilot of Imperial Russian Air Service.

In 1914, the Russian pilot Lt. Vyacheslav Tkachov became the very first Russian pilot who shot down enemy aircraft with handgun. He attacked German "Albatros" and shot the enemy pilot[1]

Later, Tkachov took part in Russian Civil War.

Honours and awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Игорь Софронов. Личность: Русский сокол // журнал "Братишка", август 2012

Sources[edit]

  • Blume, August. The Russian Military Air Fleet in World War I, Volume One. (Schiffer Publishing, 2010). ISBN 0764333518, 978-0764333514.
  • The Russian Military Air Fleet in World War I, Volume Two. (Schiffer Publishing, 2010) ISBN 0764333526, 9780764333521.
  • А.В. Махалин. М. Ткачёв — участник и историк воздушных сражений Великой войны // Первая мировая война и участие в ней России. Часть II. М., 1994.