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SB (ANT-40)
High-speed bomber

   

Photos from the personal collection of Konstantinos Panitsidis

Test-pilot G.F. Baidukov

The bomber performed missions in Spain, over Khalkin-Gol (Mongolia), in Finland and during initial phase of WW II. Our famous pilots F. Polynin, G. Tkhor, T. Khryukin flew and fought the plane.

 
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS  
DESIGNER OKB Tupolev
COUNTRY Russia
TYPE High-speed bomber
CREW 3
POWER-PLANT Two reciprocating motor M-100A
Thrust, h.p 2 x 860
DIMENSIONS  
Length, m 12,30
Height, m 3,40
Wing span, m 19,00
Wing area, m2 46,30
WEIGHT  
Normal take-off, kg -
Empty aircraft, kg -
Maximum take-off, kg 5.706
Internal fuel, kg -
PERFORMANCE  
Maximum speed, km/h 423
Cruising speed, km/h -
Max speed in low height, km/h -
Rate of climb, m/min -
Service ceiling, m 9.650
Range, km 2.150
Combat range, km -
ARMAMENT 7,62 mm machine-gun
 
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