|Engines||1*500/750hp BMW VI 7,3|
|Wing Load (kg/m2)||67.0|
|Power load (kg/hp)||2.9|
|Speed at 0m||256km/h|
|Speed at 5000m||243km/h|
|Guns (synchronized)||2*mg7.62mm PV-1|
|Guns (rear turret)||2*mg7.62mm PV-1|
Two-seat version of the I-3. DI-2 had same powerplant, rear gunner cockpit with twin machinegun turret, increased tailfin and 8° 'V' tailplane.
Increased weight resulted in significant performance loss, but luck of competing designs paved way for small series production of DI-2. Production was cancelled after pilot A.V.Chekarev was killed when DI-2 lost tailplane to flutter during high speed dive trials.
DI-2 was not perfect, but it provided some room for modifications. Following DI-3 turned to be even worser...
|Modified July 28, 1998||Back to|