Technical data
Type DI-8
Function fighter
Year 1935
Crew 2
Engines 2*670/800hp Gnome-Rhone 14Krsd
Length 12.24m
Wing Span 20.30m
Wing Area 55.7m2
Empty Weight 3487kg
Loaded Weight 5291kg
Maximum Weight 5553kg
Wing Load (kg/m2) 94.9
Power Load 3.3
Speed (0m) 344km/h
Speed (4250m) 388km/h
Climb to 3000m 6.8min
Climb to 5000m 11.4min
Ceiling 8570m
Range 1780km
Armament 2*g45mm APK-11

DI-8 / ANT-46, A.N.Tupolev

The DI-8 or ANT-46 was a two-seat fighter version of the SB twin engine bomber. It was armed with two recoilless 45mm APK-11 cannon in the outer wing panels, next to the ailerons.

Project started in November 1934, assembly - on January 1 1935.

First flights August 9-13 1935, factory tests June 1936 - but no State Acceptance tests followed.

Interest in the gun quickly terminated (together with gun designer), and the DI-8 was abandoned.



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