Technical data
Type Ivanov
Function Bomber
Year 1938
Crew 2
Engines 1*830hp M-62
Length 9.4m
Wingspan 14.0m
Wing area 28.07m2
Empty weight 2662kg
Loaded weight 3929kg
Wing Load (kg/m2) 140
Power load (kg/hp) 4.9
Speed at 0m 410km/h (374km/h?)
Speed at ?? (358km/h?)
Range (1000km?)
Ceiling 8800m
5000m 13.0min
Guns 7.62mm ShKAS:
  • 4*synchronized
  • 2*wing mounted
  • 1*reward-down

  • 12.7mm BK/BS
  • 2*wing mounted (BK)
  • 1(2?)*turret (BS)
  • Bombs 400kg inside
    500kg on racks

    'Ivanov', N.N.Polikarpov

    16k drawing from "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.2 p.44

    Prototype of close support bomber, reconnaissater, escort aircraft developed within contest project 'Ivanov' (1937- 1938). Fuselage had plywood (3-2mm thick) construction. It was assembled from left and right halves glued together, covered with fabric and polished. Wing with steel 2T-profiled spars covered with 0.8mm duralumin. Assembly technic provided very clean surface.

    Main gear and tailwheel were retractable (pneumatically). Aircraft was very well armed.

    Aircraft was finished at the end of 1938. It passed tests as reconnaissater and bomber, but did not enter production because Neman R-10 was preferred.

    Polikarpov's aircraft was 20km/h slower, but had better range and much more powerful armament.

    Two were built with slightly different armament and equipment, only one was flown.

    Drawing (16k) from 'Modelist-Konstructor' magazine;

  • "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.2 p.43-44;

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