|Wing Load (kg/m2)||44|
|Power load (kg/hp)||7.7|
|Speed at 0m||150km/h|
Heavy bomber, designed for two 450hp Lorraine-Dietrich engines. It was flown only with 240hp Fiat powerplants, and designation was 'reduced' to LB. Design of this large wooden (except steel wing struts) biplane was derived from 1917 Lebed-Grand (Lebed-XIV) aircraft.
LB-2LD had three defensive gunner positions - one in the nose and two (dorsal and ventral) right aft the wing.
First flights (K.K.Artseulov and Ya.G.Paul) revealed visible deformations of the fuselage (tail twisting) near rear gunners positions. Serious doubts forced team to carry out destructive load trials. LB-2LD withstood 115% of calculated strength.
|Created July 27, 1998||Back to|