|Type||Tu-8 '69' ANT-69|
|Function||Long Range Bomber|
|Wing Load (kg/m2)||229|
|Power load (kg/hp)||3.8|
|Speed at 5600m||507km/h|
|Guns||3 defensive 20mm B-20
one B-20 in the nose
2*20mm ShVAK in the wing roots (150rpg)
plus up to 3500kg externally (overload)
Development '62' long range bomber. Wing area and fuel capacity were increased. To carry heavier aircraft landing gear was strengthened, bigger wheels were installed.
Pilots cockpit was redesigned: instead of tandem seating in previous long range variants ('62', '65' and '67') pilot and co-pilot seats were placed side-by-side in widened cockpit. Glazing area was increased.
Aircraft fas ready for flights in May 1947. All parameters except range suffered substantially. Acception Commetee expressed serious concerns about structural strength. Moreover, handling and stability were much worser than of other Tu-2 family aircraft.
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