|Wing Load (kg/m2)||47.5|
|Power load (kg/hp)||8.36|
|Speed at 0m||170km/h|
|Speed at 3000m||155km/h|
The first Soviet all-metal aircraft. It was built as a technology test platform. Pilot's open cockpit was located right behind the engine, above the wing leading edge. Two passengers were seated face-to-face in narrow toll fuselage of triangular section. Project started in May 1923.
Construction was very light, new design team (including A.I.Putilov, V.M.Petlyakov, I.I.Pogosskij, E.I.Pogosskij, N.S.Nekrasov, B.M.Kondorskij, A.I.Zimin et al) proved to be a serious competitor for Junkers (who dominated market of metal aircraft at the time).
First flight took place on May 26, 1923 (engineer N.I.Petrov). The only modification required was done quickly - slightly increase of the tailfin. Official acceptance trials in presence of deputies from UVVS and TsAGI - May 28, 1923.
There were still no domestic 100hp engine available, and passenger capacity was too small for mass use. ANT-2 remained a technology demonstrator, but first step to all metal monoplane concept was made.
|16k b/w ANT-2 drawing from "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.1 p.364;
Used for background on this page.
|Modified August 28, 1998||Back to|