Technical data
Type Pe-2M
Function Bomber
Year 1941
Crew 3
Engines 2*1100hp M-105 with TK

Pe-2M bomber by V.M.Petlyakov

One of attempts to increase bomber efficiency. Lower part of the fuselage was enlarged to fit a 500kg FAB-500 in the internal bomb bay. It was intended for VK-107 engines, but those were not ready and M-105 with TK were installed.

Aircraft was ready on October 16, 1941. During trials air intakes were enlarged and automatic slats were installed.

Situation on Soviet-German fronts at the time forced factories and KBs to be evacuated eastwards. Introduction of changes into production designs under such a critical circumstances were not welcome, and Pe-2M was abandoned.

PredecessorsModifications

Pe-2 1941
None

ReferencesLinks
  • "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.2 p.160;
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