Technical data
Year 1936
Function Prototype for reconnaissater and light bomber
Crew 2
Engine 1*712hp Cyclone F-3
Length 9.4m
Wing Span 12.2m
Wing Area 26.8m2
Empty Weight 1650kg
Take off Weight 2515kg
Wing Load (kg/m2) 94
Power load (kg/hp) 3.6
Turn time 18sec
Speed at 0m 350km/h
Speed at 2500m 388km/h
Landing Speed 125km/h
Landing Roll 230m
15sec
Take off roll 250m
14sec
Climb
1000m 2.4min
5000m 12.0min
Range 1050km
Ceiling 7700m
Armament
Guns 3*mg7.62mm ShKAS
Bombs 300kg (6*FAB-50) inside

KhAI-5 I.G.Neman

Drawing (20k) of KhAI-5 prototype from 'Modelist-Konstructor' magazine;

T KhAI-5 was a prototype of the fast photo-reconnaissance aircraft. It featured numerous innovations developed for KhAI-1 aircraft, including retractable gear (tail wheel also retractable), wing and control surfaces with stressed skin, internal bomb/camera bay, new type of gunner's turret (I.V.Venevidov and G.M.Mozharovskij), and remotely controlled camera capable to make shots at 80° relatively to flight direction.

Neman's slogan was "No parts in the air flow", so the whole design was very clean.

Development of this very promising design was terminated after I.G.Neman was arrested (not an extraordinary case in late 30's) and his design bureau was disbanded.

Modifications

R-10
reconnaissater

PS-5
passenger transport
KhAI-51
KhAI-52
attack aircraft

References:
  • "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.2 p.42;


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