Technical data
Type DB-3T
Function Torpedo-bomber
Year 1937
Crew 3
Engines 2*760hp M-85
later 2*950hp M-86
Length 14.22m
Wingspan 21.44m
Wing area 65.6m2
Empty weight 4298kg
Loaded weight 6494kg
Wing Load (kg/m2) 99
Power load (kg/hp) 4.6
Speed (0m) 320km/h
Speed (4000m) 395km/h
Climb (1000m) 2.6min
Climb (5000m) 13min
Ceiling 7800m
Range 1800km
Guns 3mg*7.62 ShKAS
Torpedoes one 940/200kg 45-36-AN or 45-36-AV

DB-3T, S.V.Ilyushin

8k from article in the 'Vestnik Vozdushnogo Flota' 5,1996;

Torpedo-bomber version of the DB-3 (Torpedo, so 'T'). Single torpedo was carried below the fuselage. Except torpedo release hardpoint, aircraft was identical to the DB-3. Built in series, served through the Great Patriotic War.

8k from article in the 'Vestnik Vozdushnogo Flota' 5,1996;

Winter operation sometimes caused malfunction of torpedo gyroscopic systems, and special 'arctic' version was under development. One of series DB-3T was equipped with enclosed compartment for torpedo, heated with exhaust gases from the engines. Heating system was developed, tested and after minor improvements was recommended for field test at the North Fleet. Tests never took place, and this modification remained experimental.

Modified April 16, 1997 Back to
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