Technical data
Type DVB-302, VM-23
Function Strategic bomber
Year 1946
Crew 9
Engines 4*2300hp AM-46TK-2
Wingspan 43.5m
Empty Weight 23,100kg
Loaded Weight 34,000kg
Maximum Weight 45,000kg
Power load (kg/hp) 3.7/4.9
Speed at 0m -
Speed at -
Range, normal 1,700km
Range, maximum 5,000km
Ceiling 12,500m
Armament
Guns 12*20mm B-20
Bombs max 16,000kg

DVB-302, VM-23 by V.M.Myasichev

courtesy of Sergey Andreev;

The advanced variant of DBV-202. The plane was to be fitted with new engines. Nose cabin was redesigned in order to improve view for pilots. One more gun turret added. Wing span increased.

Project was cancelled because it was decided to copy Boeing B-29.



References:
  • "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.2 p.185-186;
  • Air Fleet Herald (Vestnik vozdushnogo Flota) 1-1997, pp.46-47


  • Links
  • DVB-302 profile in Polsky
  • DBV-302 at 'Novik'

  • Modified February 03, 1998
    with help of Sergey Andreev;
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