Technical data
Type Tu-2, ANT-60
Function Bomber
Year 1942
Crew 4
Engines 2*1330/1700hp M-82
Length 13.8m
Wingspan 18.86m
Wing area 48.8m2
Loaded weight (no bombs) 10346kg
Loaded weight 11858kg
Wing Load (kg/m2) 212kg/m2
243
Power load (kg/hp) 3.1kg/hp
3.5
Speed at 3200m 521km/h
Landing Roll 545m
Takeoff Roll 450m
Turn time ?sec
Range 2020km
Ceiling 9000m
Climb
5000m 10.2min
Armament
Guns 1 defensive 12.3mm UBT
3 defensive 7.62mm ShKAS
2*20mm ShVAK in the wing roots
Bombs 1000kg inside
2000kg externally (overload)
Rockets 10*RS-132

'103VS', ANT-60, Tu-2-2M-82 by A.N.Tupolev/ STO-3/ OTB

ANT-60 from Shavrov
Well, this is '103V', but they were identical...
(53k b/w) "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.2 p.170

While the third prototype of the Tu-2 slowly proceed through trials with its defective engines, first series (so designation 103VS) were already built and designated Tu-2 (since March 1942). A.N.Tupolev was awarded The Stalin Price and was no more 'German Spy' and 'Enemy of The people'.

All those aircraft had two ShKAS machineguns replaced by far more powerful UBT machinegun. First Tu-2 bomber unit (polk) was included into 3rd VA (under command of M.M.Gromov), operating at Kalinin Front. There they were used with great success. Losses were below any optimistic expectation, thanks to high speed, powerful defence, strong construction and reliable powerplant.

Once air superiority was overtaken, three aircraft factories were switched to Tu-2 manufacturing (end of 1943).

PredecessorsModifications

'103V' '60' ANT-60

Tu-2S '61' ANT-61

ReferencesLinks
  • "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.1 p.170-171;
  • ANT-60, Tupolev

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