Soviet Combat Aircraft of the Second World War, Volume 2: Twin-Engined Fighters, Attack Aircraft and Bombers
Yefim Gordon, Dmitri Khazanov
prepared by means of dressmaker, this moment e-book of the two-volume set detailing all moment international battle strive against aircraft-both prototype and operational, comprises the goods of well-known names equivalent to Ilyushin, Petlyakov and Tupolev in addition to lesser identified kinds.
have been nearly just like these of the single-engine Hawker storm, although its energy and wing loading have been nearly two times as nice. The fuselage consisted of 3 components. front part used to be fastened at the back-ar- mour plate, which used to be of %in (8mm) gauge, and ~in (13mm) within the top half. The sidewalls of the cockpit have been made from sheet Duralumin. The cockpit was once protected from front with %in (8mm) armour plate and from less than with metal sheet, which secure the development from the muzzle.
Lieutenant I Pstygo of the 504th ShAP was once one of the first pilots to fly with a 1,3221b (600kg) bomb load. improvement persisted. In January 1943 two-seat assault plane powered by way of up to date AM-38F engines giving enhanced functionality for take-off and touchdown and at low altitudes started to be dropped at front. the recent engine produced 1, 700hp (1,268kW) at take-off and its carrier ceiling was once 2,500ft (750m), in comparison with 5,400ft (1,650m) for the AM-38. Its revolutions have been elevated from 2,150.
started to get replaced by means of extra brand new plane. however, initially of the second one international struggle the they performed an lively half within the battles of Moscow and Leningrad, flying reconnaissance missions along Sukhoi Su-2s and YakovlevYak-4s, and have been used for shut air help. a number of ultimate R-10s have been nonetheless operational in 1943. zero KhAI-51 and KhAI-52 An try to layout an assault airplane in keeping with the R-10 was once undertaken in 1937. therefore there seemed the KhAl-51 and KhAl-52.
distinction, the RAF trusted households of weapons, one American and the opposite French, designed within the First international warfare! through the nice Patriotic struggle, we within the West discovered it challenging to slough off the unusual trust that Soviet engineers may by no means reflect on whatever for themselves, and had consequently to repeat others, and particularly the British and american citizens. In virtually each aeronautical box the Soviet Union used to be good up with the most recent expertise, and in numerous vital components used to be forward. Left: infrequent.
(from the navigator's seat). airplane Nos.l and five, which had surpassed the carrier lifetime of their engines by way of may possibly, have been later passed over to air strength technical faculties. the 1st Pe-2 outfitted at Plant No.22 w~s got by way of the army attractiveness workplace on sixteenth January 1941, and was once despatched with the 1st airplane from Plant No.39 to suffer the nation trials on the NIL The Pe-2's try out programme used to be not on time greater than months as a result of the big scale and variety of defects chanced on. Mass failure of.