Technical data
Type DB-108 (first)
Function Long range bomber
Year 1944
Crew 2
Engines 2*1800hp VK-108
Length 13.47m
Wingspan 17.8m
Wing area 43m2
Empty weight 6953kg
Loaded weight 9431kg
Wing Load (kg/m2) 219
Power load (kg/hp) 2.6
Speed at 0m 583km/h
Speed at 5950m 700km/h
Landing Speed 140km/h
Landing Roll 485m
Takeoff Roll 420m
Range 2250km
Ceiling 11000m
5000m 5min
Fuel+Oil 1000+131kg
Guns not installed
Bombs 2000kg inside

DB-108 bomber by V.M.Myasichev

32k b/w DB-108 bomber at "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.2 p.185

Long range daytime bomber, all-metal mid-wing development of the Pe-2I. Aircraft received new VK-108 engine and enlarged internal bomb bay, capable to accommodate new 2000kg bomb (shortened design). Long range fighter configuration was also considered, the bomb bay used for twin 37mm or 45mm cannons.

DB-108 was built in two variants. Unarmed two-seater was first flown on December 30, 1944. Trials continued until June 1945. Three-seater was armed with three 20mm B-20 cannons and one 12.7mm UB machinegun. It was used for ground trials only.

No series production followed.

Pe-2I VB-109

  • "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.2 p.185;
  • Links
  • V.M.Myasichev page;
  • V.M.Myasichev page;

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