General Information
Type PM-2
Function Floatplane
Year 1927
Crew 2

PM-2 floatplane ( Polikarpov and Munzel)

131k b/w photo, courtesy of Thomas Heinz

All-metal floats for the R-1 reconnaissater were designed by engineer Munzel. Skin - corrugated aluminum, underside - smooth aluminum. Floats were attached to system of struts (14 tube elements). Steel tubes had special airdynamic cross-section.

Trials were performed during Fall 1927 by pilot Ya.N.Moiseev, timing by V.V.Nikitin. Performance was better than one of the MR-1 on wooden floats due to substantial weight savings.

No production followed due to shortage of aluminum and light alloys.


  • "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.1 p.337
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  • Created April 11, 2000
    by Alexandre Savine
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