Technical data
Type Pe-3
Function Fighter
Year 1941
Crew 2
Engines 2*1100hp M-105
Length 12.6m
Wingspan 13.57m
Wing area 40.5m2
Empty weight 5730kg
Loaded weight 7880kg
Wing Load (kg/m2) 195
Power load (kg/hp) 3.5
Speed at 0m 444km/h
Speed at 5000m 535km/h
Range 2150km
Ceiling 9100m(?)
5000m 9.0min
Guns (attack) 2*12.7mm UB
2*7.62mm ShKAS
Guns (defence) 1*7.62mm ShKAS
Bombs ? 2*100kg FAB-100

Pe-3 interceptor by V.M.Petlyakov

36k drawing of Pe-3 found at Pe-3/Pe-3bis page, Watson's Military collection

Pe-3 was an fighter-interceptor developed from the Pe-2 dive bomber, special for the Moscow PVO district. Grid airbrakes were removed. Experimental aircraft differed from series by two defensive ShKAS machineguns and one ShKAS in the nose.

Pe-3 was replaced in production by more advanced (and better armed) Pe-3bis.

Only 23 were built.


Pe-2 1941 series


  • "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.2 p.161;
  • Pe-3/Pe-3bis at Watson's Military
  • Petlyakov
  • Pe-3 : la bonne a tout faire
  • Pe-3, Petlyakov
  • DOO Flightsimulator page by Oleg Devjatkin;

  • Created January 25, 1996
    Modified January 20, 1999
    by Alexandre Savine;
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