Technical data
Type DH-9/R-2
Function Trainer
Year 1923
Crew 2
Engines 1*220hp Siddeley-Puma
Length 9.50m
Wingspan 12.94m
Wing area 40.00m2
Empty weight 1230kg
Loaded weight 1730kg
Wing Load (kg/m2) 44.3
Power load (kg/hp) 7.9
Speed at 0m 165km/h
Landing Speed 80km/h
Range 660km
Flight Endurance 4h
Takeoff Roll 250m
Ceiling 4500m
1000m 7.0min
2000m 16.0min
3000m 30.0min
Guns 2*mg

DH-9/R-2, de Havilland (Britain) /N.N.Polikarpov

40k b/w Russian-built DH-9/R-2 "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.1 p.334;

Development of the DH-4 British light bomber/reconnaissater. N.N.Polikarpov was steadily working on blueprints for DH-4 assembly lines. During the Civil War some latest DH-9 and DH-9a were captured, and modifications were included into the project. After the ar engines were acquired and in 1922 few dozens DH-9 airframes were purchased in The Great Britain.

In 1923 the R-2 and was powered with 220hp Siddeley-Puma engine. Differed from Russian-built DH-4 by the engine and location of cockpits.

130 built and used mostly for training purposes, two were accommodate for flight Moscow-Peking in 1925 .

Acquired experience helped to start production of the 'all-Russian' R-1.

  • "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.1 p.333-334;

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