|Function||Reconnaissater, light bomber, attacker|
|Wing Load (kg/m2)||65.5|
|Power load (kg/hp)||4.5/6.5|
|Speed at 0m||213/249km/h|
|Speed at 3000m||235km/h|
|Guns||1*7.62mm PV-1 and
1*7.62mm ShKAS OR|
2*7.62mm ShKAS synchronized
4*7.62mm ShKAS under the wing (optional)
SSS designation stays for Skorostnoj, Skoropodemnij, Skorostrelnij - high speed, high climb rate, high fire rate. It was a modification of the R-5 reconnaissater. Necessity of such an improvement became obvious in 1934. More powerful engine was installed. Fairings were installed on the wheels, wing root fillets added and overall finish quality was improved. Air-oil shock absorbers incorporated into landing gear struts.
Two machine guns were added to increase firepower. To convert SSS to Shturmovik (attacker) four more ShKAS machineguns could be added under the wing.
|Modified February 11, 1998||Back to|