|Engines||2*760hp M-85||2*800/950hp M-86||2*950hp M-87A|
|Wing Load (kg/m2)||101||107||108||113|
|Power load (kg/hp)||4.4||4.6||3.7||3.9|
|Speed (at)||415km/h (4800m)||400km/h (4500m)||395km/h (4000m)||439km/h (4900m)|
sometimes 1g*20mm ShVAK in the nose
Mass production version of experimental/record TsKB-30 aircraft. It was the ultimate development of mid-30's technologies involving U-profiles and wielded tube frames. Structures were light and strong but required tons of handwork. When more advanced DB-3F was ready for production, early DB-3 were renamed to DB-3b.
1528 aircraft were built in 1936- 1939. In 1939 variable pitch propellers (VISh-3) were installed, providing substantial performance improvement. Served with the Long Range Aviation regiments in the Winter War and Great Patriotic War, mostly for night missions.
|Modified April 16, 1997||Back to|