|Function||Escort fighter, reconnaissater, light torpedo-bomber...|
|Takeoff power (hp)||1400||1700|
|Cruising power (hp)||1250||1330|
|Weights (kg) and Loads|
|Wing Load (kg/m2)||195.5||205.6|
|Power load (kg/hp)||2.72||2.35|
|at 6800m||610||604 (calc.)|
The DIS was a sleek twin-engined long-range escort fighter for tactical bombers. It was also could be used as light bomber, torpedo-bomber and reconnaissater. Construction - mixed.
Two built - one with AM-37 (designated 'T') and one with M-82F engines (designated 'IT'). 'T' was finished in the end of 1941 and passed factory tests, demonstrating 610km/h at 6800m. 'IT' was ready later in October 1942 and tests were not finished - because the Pe-2 was already in mass production. It was unnecessary to scatter production efforts for aircraft with similar characteristics...
|DIS 'T' 16k drawing by I.G.Soultanov at "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.2 p.242|
|Modified October 15, 1997||Back to|