Technical data
Type Pe-2RU
Function Bomber
Year 1943
Crew 3
Engines 2*1100hp VK-105RA
1*300kg RD-1
Length 12.6m
Wingspan 13.57m
Wing area 40.5m2
Loaded weight 8200kg
Wing Load (kg/m2) 202
Power load (kg/hp) 3.73
Speed at 5000m 520km/h
Range 800km
Guns 2*12.7mm UB
1*7.62mm ShKAS
Bombs 5*100kg FAB-100 internal
4*250kg FAB-250 external

Pe-2RU rocked boosted bomber by S.P.Korolev and V.M.Myasichev

In 1943 a liquid rocket booster RD-1 was installed at aircraft extreme tail. Booster provided 300kg of thrust. During trials in 1944 RD-1 exploded. S.P.Korolev (who supervised the booster installation) barely escaped.

Solid-state RATO bottles were also tried on Pe-2 (by pilot M.L.Gallai).

Both projects did not enter production.



  • "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.2 p.162-163;
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