Technical data
Type TB-2
Function Heavy bomber
Year 1930
Crew 5
Engines 2*500/680hp BMW VI
Length 17.6m
Wingspan 27.0m
Wing area 128.0m2
Empty weight 4220kg
Loaded weight 6770kg
Wing Load (kg/m2) 53.0
Power load (kg/hp) 5.0
Speed at 0m 216km/h
Landing Speed 86km/h
Landing Roll 170m
Takeoff Roll 210m
Turn time 26sec
Range 1200km
Flight Endurance 6h
Ceiling 6800m
1000m 3.2min
2000m 7.5min
3000m 12.0min
Guns ?
Bombs 800kg

TB-2, N.N.Polikarpov

24k b/w picture "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.1 p.395

Sesquiplane twin-engine bomber of very clean wooden design. Lower wing carried engines and fixed landing gear. Wing struts - steel tubes with airdynamic fairings.

Project was initiated in 1927, and in Spring 1930 aircraft was flown. Its performance was better than one of the TB-1 (ANT-4) (already in mass production and in service), but not good enough for 1930. Moreover, biplane (sesquiplane) layout for heavy aircraft already was considered obsolete by Soviet authorities and experts.

No production followed.

  • "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.1 p.395-396;
  • TB-2, Polikarpov

  • Created January 25, 1996
    Modified July 28, 1998
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