Technical data
Type MU-2
Function Trainer flying boat
Year 1928
Crew 2
Engines 1*100hp M-11
Length 8.6m
Wingspan 11.8m
Wing area 35.6m2
Empty weight 820kg
Loaded weight 1086kg
Wing Load (kg/m2) 30.5
Power load (kg/hp) 10.9
Speed at 0m 136km/h
Landing Speed 70km/h
Landing Roll
12sec
Takeoff Roll 35sec
Turn time 18sec
Range 380km
Flight Endurance 3h
Ceiling 3150m
Climb
1000m 10.8min
2000m 26min
3000m 53min

MU-2 by D.P.Grigorovich

12k b/w drawing "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.1 p.402

Failure with MUR-1 forced designer to put more efforts on trainer flying boat project. For new aircraft D.P.Grigorovich took modern (at the time) M-11 engine. While general layout was unchanged, wooden hull was replaced by all-metal one.

Project started in 1926, assembly was finished in 1928. During construction aircraft was overweight by 150...200kg, mostly due to 10% oversize. Sluggish takeoff and poor overall performance resulted in rejection of the MU-2.

PredecessorsModifications

MUR-1
None

ReferencesLinks
  • "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.1 p.401-402;
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