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DB-3 (B)
Long-range Bomber

   

DB-3 (B).  Konstantinos Panitsidis

Photos from the personal collection of Konstantinos Panitsidis

Test-pilot V.K. Kokkonaki

The plane was flown by twice Heroes of the Soviet Union V.V. Sen'ko, P.A. Taran, E.P. Fedorov. In August 1941 the group of the DB-3s bombed Berlin.

 
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS  
DESIGNER OKB Illushin
COUNTRY Russia
TYPE Long-range Bomberr
CREW 3
POWER-PLANT Two reciprocating motor M-87
Thrust, h.p 2 x 950
DIMENSIONS  
Length, m 14,22
Height, m 4,19
Wing span, m 21,44
Wing area, m2 65,60
WEIGHT  
Normal take-off, kg 7.745
Empty aircraft, kg 5.030
Maximum take-off, kg 9.450
Internal fuel, kg -
PERFORMANCE  
Maximum speed, km/h 439
Cruising speed, km/h 320
Max speed in low height, km/h 345
Rate of climb, m/min -
Service ceiling, m 9.600
Range, km 3.800
Combat range, km -
ARMAMENT

3 x 7,62 mm machine-gun ShKAS (2.500 rounds). Warload-max 2.500 normal 1.000 kg.

 
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