|Type||103V '60' ANT-60|
|Loaded weight (no bombs)||10343kg|
|Wing Load (kg/m2)||211|
|Power load (kg/hp)||3.0|
|Speed at 0m||460km/h|
|Speed at 3800m||528km/h|
|Guns||5 defensive 7.62mm ShKAS
2*20mm ShVAK in the wing roots
2000kg externally (overload)
Design was revised and became more technological, number of joints was decreased and whole assembly procedure was revised. Cuts were made even on total length of electric wiring. But major weight savings came from aircooled engines. Lighter M-82 did not require heavy (and vulnerable!) cooling system. Weight savings (500kg) allowed to increase maximum bomb load to 3000kg.
The '103V' State Acceptance trials started on December 15, 1941. Defective engines were acquired, what resulted in awful long trials period... And there were finished only with first production Tu-2-2M82 ('103VS'), production number 100308. This happened on August 22, 1942. But already in March 1942 aircraft got new designation Tu-2 and became the first of the 'Tu' family, honoring his creator. A.N.Tupolev was no more 'Enemy of The people'.
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