|Wing Load (kg/m2)||87.5|
|Power load (kg/hp)||3.2|
|Climb to 3000m||5.6min|
|Climb to 5000m||9.6min|
Development of the MI-3D/ANT-21bis type, fighter with absolutely unique armament. It was armed with a twin recoilless 102mm cannon DRP designed by L.V.Kurchevski. To eliminate the recoil, a weight was ejected by a nozzle fitted below the tail.
Construction started on June 1, 1933. ANT-29 was ready to fly in January 1935. First takeoff was done by S.A.Korzinschikov on February 14, flights continued until March 28. The aircraft inherited all problems of its predecessor, and failed to pass factory tests. This was one of three reasons why the State acceptance trials, scheduled for first half 1936 never took place.
Another cause of DIP cancellation was that the large caliber slow-firing gun was quite non-practical as an airborne weapon. Plus DRP completely lost its value with introduction of RS-82 rockets, which could be accommodate on any fighter without major modifications of the aircraft.
No mass production.
|Modified April 8, 1997||Back to|