Technical data
Type DB-4
Year 1940
Crew 4
Engines 2*1400hp Mikulin AM-37
Length 17.85m
Wingspan 25.0m
Wing Area 83m2
Empty Weight 7561kg
Maximum Weight 10806kg
Wing Load (kg/m2) 130
Power load (kg/hp) 3.9
Speed (0m) 415km/h
Speed (6000m) 500km/h
Ceiling 10000m
Guns 3*mg7.62mm
Bombs 3000kg(???)

DB-4/TsKB-56, S.V.Ilyushin

Twin-engined long-range bomber, intended to replace the DB-3. It was slightly larger than DB-3, had shoulder wing and twin tailfins. It also differed by much larger bomb bay in fuselage and more powerful engines.

It did not pass factory trials (October 1940) due to vibrations in tail structure and other defects. At the same time production of similar Yer-2/DB-240 started. Plus the AM-37 engine production discontinued in favor of the AM-38 for the Il-2.

Attempts to re-engine DB-4 with M-120 or M-82 remained on paper.

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