Technical data
Type Pe-2
Function Bomber
Year 1941
Crew 2
Engines 2*1100hp M-105RA
Length 12.6m
Wingspan 13.57m
Wing area 40.5m2
Loaded weight 7900kg
Wing Load (kg/m2) 195
Power load (kg/hp) 3.6
Speed at 0m 405km/h
Speed at 4800m 474km/h
Range 1300km
Ceiling 8500m
5000m 10.0min
Guns (attack) 1*12.7mm UB
1*7.62mm ShKAS
Guns (defence) 1*7.62mm ShKAS
2*12.7mm UB
Bombs 6*100kg FAB-100 internal
4*250kg FAB-250 external

Pe-2 on skis, V.M.Petlyakov

To improve winter operation single Pe-2 was built with retractable skis. Construction was successful - retraction mechanics worked fine, retracted skis were flush with engine nacells.

Modification never entered production because low pressure tires used on Soviet aircraft were good for landing on snow-cowered fields - while 'takeoff skis' served perfectly for loaded aircraft takeoff.

Speed loss was 40km/h, ceiling - 500m.


Pe-2 1941 series

  • "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.2 p.161;
  • Pe-2 at Watson's Military
  • Pe-2 at Virtual Aircraft Museum
  • Pe-2 at Michael Fletcher's Site;
  • PB-100, Petlyakov
  • Pe-2, Petlyakov
  • DOO Flightsimulator page by Oleg Devjatkin;
  • Soviet female pilots on WWII by Rolando Silva

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