Technical data
Type G-27
Function Trainer
Year 1939
Crew 3
Engines 2*100hp M-11
Length 7.0m
Wingspan 10.6m
Wing area 17.0m2
Empty weight 900kg
Loaded weight 1300kg
Wing Load (kg/m2) 76.5
Power load (kg/hp) 6.5
Speed at 0m 240km/h
Landing Speed 80km/h
Ceiling 4000m (calculated)
Fuel+Oil 130kg

G-27 trainer bomber by V.K.Gribovskij

27k b/w "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.2 p.112

Twin-engine wooden trainer, intended for pilots transition to bomber aircraft and practicing in crew teamwork. Normal low-wing monoplane with retractable main landing gear with enclosed cockpits. Fuselage - plywood monocoque.

G-27 was ready in 1929. Preliminary trials were performed by N.D.Fedoseev. Aircraft demonstrated speed 240km/h with wheels down (retraction mechanism was not ready in time). High wing load made G-27 handling very demanding.

After few flights aircraft was preserved (and eventually abandoned), because V.K.Gribovskij was assigned to assault gliders construction.

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  • "Samoliot" magazine, 1939, Vol.5 p28;
  • "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.2 p.111-112;
  • None

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