Technical data
Type R-3BMW
Function Reconnaissater
Year 1928
Crew 2
Engines 500/730hp BMW VIz
Length 9.70m
Wingspan 13.0m
Wing area 37.0m2
Empty weight 1547kg
Loaded weight 2297kg
Wing Load (kg/m2) 62.0
Power load (kg/hp) 4.58/3.14
Speed at 0m 229km/h
Speed at 3000m234km/h
Landing Speed 90km/h
Takeoff Roll 8sec
Landing Roll 14sec
Turn time 16sec
Ceiling 6200m
1000m 3.3min
2000m 6.7min
3000m 10.4min
4000m 14.8min
5000m 20.8min
Guns 2*mg
Bombs 200kg

R-3BMW by A.N.Tupolev

One of series R-3 was tried with 500/730hp BMW-VIz engine. It was flight-tested during 1928- 1929 and performed very well. Nonetheless airframe of R-3 was pushed to the limit of its strength. Limited fuel volume resulted in substantial range loss also.

Aircraft did not enter series production. Trial results were used in larger ANT-10 (R-7) design.


ANT-3 R-3

ANT-10 R-7

  • "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.1 p.370;
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