Technical data
Type T-1/ANT-41
Function Torpedo-Bomber
Year 1936
Crew 4?
Engines 2*890/1275hp M-34FRN
Length 13.8m
Wingspan 25.73m
Wing area 88.94m2
Empty weight 5848kg
Loaded weight 8925kg
Wing Load (kg/m2) 101
Power load (kg/hp) 5.0
Speed (0m) 435km/h
Ceiling 9500m
Range 4200km
Armament
Guns 3-4??
Bombs
or
Torpedoes
2000kg
2*1000kg

ANT-41/T-1, V.M.Myasichev/ A.N.Tupolev

104k b/w photo of T-1 during assembly, courtesy of Sergey Andreev

Torpedo bomber, developed by V.M.Myasischev (since March 1934). It was similar to the SB, but larger and had generally more advanced design. Radiators were placed inside of the wing with intakes on the leading edge. Two torpedoes (or bombs) were placed inside the fuselage side-by-side.

Test flights started in June 1936. During 14th flight (pilot A.P.Chernavskij) aircraft caught flatter (due to incomplete weight ailerons balancing) and was 'disintegrated' in air. Despite performance was promising and series production already started, all works on the T-1 were cancelled.

19k b/w drawing of T-1 from History of aircraft construction in the USSR Vol.2 p.20


References:
  • "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.2 p.20


  • More Links...
  • ANT-41 torpedo bomber at AviaArt by Vladimir Trofimov
  • ANT-41, Tupolev
  • T-1, Tupolev

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