|Wing Load (kg/m2)||74.0|
|Power load (kg/hp)||6.20|
|Speed at 0m||215km/h|
|Speed at 3000m||180km/h|
In 1932 engineer GVF Sergei Ivanovich Komarov proposed modification of the ANT-9 wing to accommodate two M-17 engines like was done on the R-6. Aircraft was ready in 1933 and went into mass production under designation PS-9.
PS-9 served at short/medium lines all over the USSR. Accumulated flight time exceeded 5,000h, up to 2,000 flights per plane. During The Great Patriotic War PS-9 were used as military transports. All-metal construction proved its high reliability.
One PS-9 was modified into propaganda aircraft, named 'Krokodil' after popular satiric magazine. Reptylish nose was added, as well as spine spikes. Aircraft also differed from series PS-9 by airdynamic fairings on the wheels and struts. V.B.Shavrov took part in this modification, together with designer V.N.Ushakov, artist B.Efimov and columnist M.Koltsov.
'Krokodil' served for several years with propaganda airgroup named after writer Maxim Gorky, performance was same as of normal PS-9.
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