Technical data
Type Stal-8
Function Fighter Prototype
Year 1934
Crew 1
Engines 1*860hp M-100A
Wing Span 9.6m
Wing Area 15.3 0m2
Length 8.2m
Height 2.23m
Empty Weight 1100kg
Maximum Weight 1740kg
Wing Load (kg/m2) 100
Power load (kg/hp) 1.75
Speed at 3000m (630km/h)
Takeoff Roll (190 m)
Ceiling (9000 m)
Flight endurance 2.0 hour
Range (800km)

Stal-8, R.L.Bartini

68k drawing Stal-6/8 from 'Krylia Rodiny' magazine, courtesy of Sergey Andreev

The Stal-8 was a more practical development of the Stal-6. It was slightly larger, main construction material was an aluminum-magnesium alloy (altmag). All joints were performed by point wielding or wheel-wielding. Cooling system, landing gear was same as on Stal-6, but cockpit was conventional and two 7.62mm guns were installed in the engine cowling.


Modified February 10, 1998
by Alexandre Savine
and Sergey Andreev;
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