Technical data
Type B-10
Function Observation
Year 1947
Crew 3
Engines 2*400/575hp AI-26GRF
Rotor diameter 2*10.0m
Length ?
Width (with rotors)?
Empty weight 3019kg
Loaded weight 3900kg
Rotor (disk) load 34.8
Power load (kg/hp) 3.4
Maximum Speed 218km/h
Static Ceiling 2200m
Dynamic Ceiling 6550m
Range 440km
Seats (2-3)

B-10, OKB-3/ MAI I.P.Bratukhin

The B-10 helicopter. 16k b/w photo from the "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.2 p.438

This was another attempt by I.P.Bratukhin to build helicopter for some practical application above technology demonstration. It had side-by-side cockpit for pilot and navigator, and observer cockpit behind the wing. The rest of fuselage could be used to carry 2-3 passengers and/or photoequipment.

Above the cockpit and at the extreme tail unarmed spherical turrets were installed (for demonstration?).

There was an option to make main gear retractable backwards.

At the time on the 'decision-making level' attention was shifted to competing schemes of helicopters (under influence of Western designs). Despite B-10 was performing well, it failed to catch any interest 'in The High Circles'.

Predecessor: B-9;
Modifications: B-11

Sources [6], Vol.2 p.438;

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