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Aircraft of World War II - Bombers

Tu-2
Front-line bomber / Dive Bomber
   

Photos from the personal collection of Konstantinos Panitsidis

Test-pilot M.A. Nyuhtikov

The Tu-2 was considered to be the best front-line bomber of WW II. I.P. Skok, V.S. Lebedev, F.D. Bely were famous pilots of the plane.

 
THREE-VIEW DRAWING  
 
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS  
DESIGNER OKB Tupolev
COUNTRY Russia
TYPE Dive Bomber
CREW 4
POWER-PLANT Two reciprocating motor ASh-83 FN
Thrust, h.p 2 x 1.850
DIMENSIONS  
Length, m 13,80
Height, m 4,55
Wing span, m 18,86
Wing area, m2 48,80
WEIGHT  
Normal take-off, kg -
Empty aircraft, kg 8.404
Maximum take-off, kg 12.720
Internal fuel, kg -
PERFORMANCE  
Maximum speed, km/h 550
Cruising speed, km/h 486
Max speed in low height, km/h 505
Rate of climb, m/min 463
Service ceiling, m 9.350
Range, km 2.250
Combat range, km -
ARMAMENT

2 x 20 mm cannons ShVAK, 3 x 7.62 mm machine-gun Shkas and two 12,7 mm machine-gun UBT. Warload-3.000 kg.

 
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