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Tu-2S
Dive Bomber

   

Photos from the personal collection of Konstantinos Panitsidis


The Tu-2 was built in the Soviet Union beginning in the early 1940's. Mass production of this aircraft started in 1943 and the Tu-2 served in military campaigns of the Soviet Air Force in the final phases of WWII.

A total of 11.427 aircraft in various versions of the Tu-2 were built by 1948 when production stopped.

In 1949 the Polish Air Force received 8 medium Tu-2S bombers in the basic version. They were first assigned to the 7th Independent Bomber Regiment. In light of intentions to introduce a jet bomber no additional Tu-2S were imported.

The Tu-2S were retired from service in the Air Force and the Naval Forces in the mid – 1950s.

 
THREE-VIEW DRAWING  
 
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS  
DESIGNER OKB Tupolev
COUNTRY Russia
TYPE Dive Bomber
CREW 4
POWER-PLANT Two reciprocating motor ASh-82FN
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 10.360
Empty aircraft, kg 7.474
Maximum take-off, kg 11.360
Internal fuel, kg -
PERFORMANCE  
Maximum speed, km/h 547
Cruising speed, km/h -
Max speed in low height, km/h 482
Rate of climb, m/min 526
Service ceiling, m 9.500
Range, km 2.100
Combat range, km -
ARMAMENT

Two 12,7 mm machine-gun UBT, two 20 mm cannons ShVAK. Warload-3.000 kg.

 
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