Technical data
Type Pe-2R
Function Reconnaissater (projects)
Year 1943 1945
Crew 3 3
Engines 2*1180hp VK-105PF 2*1650hp VK-107A
Loaded weight 7603kg 9848kg
Power load (kg/hp) 3.22 2.98
Speed at 5600m ?km/h 630km/h
Range 1700km 2000km
Guns 3*12.7mm UB 3*20mm B-20

Pe-2R reconnaissater by V.M.Myasichev

Pe-2 was widely used as a reconnaissance platform, but it was rather 'field conversion' than a specialized airframe. Two projects of Pe-2R optimized as a long range high speed photo reconnaissater emerged in 1943 and 1945.

Both had an extended range and carried no bomb load, carried rich assortment of high resolution cameras.

Remained on paper.



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