Technical data
Type LEM-3
Function Experimental transport motoglider
Year 1936
Crew 2
Engines 1*100hp M-11
Length 13.3m
Wingspan 26.0m
Wing area 57.0m2
Empty weight 1050kg
Loaded weight 2000kg
Wing Load (kg/m2) 35.0
Power load (kg/hp) 20.0
Speed max. at 0m122km/h
Cruising Speedm 100km/h
Landing Speed 55km/h
Ceiling 2200m
Load 700kg
Seats 8

LEM-3, LIG-6 by Yu.V.Domrachev and L.S.Vildgrube

12k b/w drawing "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.1 p.547

Motorized transport glider, intended for cargo and passenger operations. Designed and built at the Leningrad Institute for Civil Airfleet (Leningrad Institute GVF).

Monoplane with fixed landing gear and high aspect ration wing. Dual controls. Aircraft was able to takeoff with small payload, fully loaded takeoff required tug assistance (as was suggested by L.P.Malinovskij, initiator of the motoglider studies).

Crew cockpit was open, passenger cabin - enclosed. Four cargo bays occupied central section of the wing.

Aircraft passed flight tests, but was crash-landed during Leningrad-Moscow flight. it was not restored.

  • "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.1 p.548;
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