Technical data
Type Pe-2I
Function Bomber
Year 1943
Crew 2
Engines 2*1650hp VK-107A
Length 13.4m
Wingspan 17.8m
Wing area 41.8m2
Empty weight 7080kg
Loaded weight 9058kg
Wing Load (kg/m2) 217
Power load (kg/hp) 2.74
Speed at 0m 556km/h
Speed at 5650m 656km/h
Range 2275km
Ceiling 9350m
Climb
5000m 7.0min
Payload
Fuel 3000kg
Armament
Guns 2*12.7mm UB
Bombs 2000kg
(1000kg inside)

Pe-2I bomber by V.M.Myasichev

Quite a radical modification of Pe-2 with new 1650hp VK-107A engines, aimed on 100km/h speed increase demanded by GKO. Daytime dive bomber with crew of two (pilot and navigator-gunner).

Aircraft wing was raised to middle position, providing space for large bomb bay. Fuselage was made wider to accommodate bombs of new standard (wider and shorter) which did not fit in previous series Pe-2. Bombload and fuel were increased.

Navigator's turret was replaced by UB in the extreme tail, remotely controlled by navigator.

Wing airfoil was revised (NACA-23012), improving aircraft handling on large incidence angles. Engine nacells became longer, in-wing radiators exhaust was re-routed under the wing.

GKO demand was met during May-June 1944 trials, and Pe-2I was built in series.

PredecessorsModifications

Pe-2
Pe-2D Pe-2K
DB-108
DIS-2VK-107

ReferencesLinks
  • "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.2 p.163-164;
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