Technical data
Type ANT-25-1, RD
Function experimental, record setting
Year 1933
Crew 3-4
Engines 1*700kw Mikulin M-34R
Speed 246km/h
Ceiling 7000m
Range 13000km

ANT-25 / RD, A.N.Tupolev/ P.O.Sukhoj

At the Monino AF Museum near Moscow; Photo (56k) by John Sloan from Alexej Gretchihine R.A.P.;

This long-range aircraft became best known (in the USA - A.S.) by a record flight from Moscow to San Jacinto in California, over the pole: 10148km. The ANT-25 was also used to set a closed-circuit flight record with a flight of 56h and 20min. As might be expected, the ANT-25 was a clean monoplane with an extremely long wingspan: 34.98m.

Decision of building this aircraft took place on April 8 1932. Main goal - leap forward in the long range aviation field. P.O.Sukhoj was put in charge for design and assembly of the aircraft. V.M.Petlyakov team - airdynamic and major calculations. V.N.Belyayev - major dimensions and load distribution; Nekrasov - tail section; T.P.Saprykin - landing gear; Powerplant - brigades N°2 and brigades N°8.

Construction began on June 1, 1932.

120k b/w close-on the ANT-25 powerplant, courtesy of Sergey Andreev;

24k b/w picture from "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.1 p.513;

More Links...

ANT-25 at the Knowledge Adventure Encyclopedia;

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