Technical data
Type I-2
Function Fighter
Year 1924
Crew 1
Engines 1*400hp Liberty
Length 7.32m
Wingspan 10.8m
Height 3.0m
Wing area 23.4m2
Empty weight 1130kg
Loaded weight 1530kg
Wing Load (kg/m2) 57.5
Power load (kg/hp) 3.8
Speed at 0m 250km/h
Landing Speed 95km/h
Landing Roll 190m
Takeoff Roll 120m
Turn time 13sec
Range 650km
Flight Endurance 2.5h
Practical Ceiling 5800m
1000m 2.1min
2000m 4.6min
3000m 8.2min
4000m 13min
5000m 21min
Guns 2*7.62mm PV-1

I-2, D.P.Grigorovich

22k b/w I-2 fighter, "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.1 p.356

Biplane fighter, developed from the D.P.Grigorovich I-1. It had same size, but wing had no 'V' and ailerons only on the lower wing. Engine cowling was radically improved. Aircraft was armed with pair of synchronized PV-1 in the nose.

Work on the project started in Spring 1924, in tight contest with N.N.Polikarpov IL-400. I-2 was finished in Fall 1924, and with experienced test-pilot A.I.Zhukov on controls demonstrated very good performance. It was 20km/h faster than I-1 and had much less engine cooling problems.

Decision was made to start production of the I-2...

But several shortcomings were revealed soon. First, A.I.Zhukov was a tiny man. Average size pilots could barely push themselves through narrow cockpit opening. Serious complains were expressed about restricted sight, control pedals location and weapon control.

Aircraft was redesigned and became I-2bis.


  • "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.1 p.356-357;
  • I-2
  • I-2bis at Virtual Aircraft Museum
  • I-2, Grigorovich

  • Created January 25, 1996
    Modified August 26, 1998
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