Technical data
Type TsKB-29 SPB
Function Dive Bomber
Year 1936
Crew 1
Engines 1*712hp Wright-Cyclone F-3
Length 6.07m
Wingspan 9.0m
Wing area 14.5m2
Loaded weight 1455kg
Wing Load (kg/m2) 100.3
Power load (kg/hp) 2.04
Speed at 3000m 450km/h
Ceiling 9000m
Guns 2*mg 7.62mm ShKAS
Bombs 200kg

TsKB-29, SPB by N.N.Polikarpov

High speed dive bomber (so designation SPB) version of the I-16 Type 5 with imported 1*710hp Wright-Cyclone F-3 engine. Differed in having pneumatic landing gear and retractable flaps, separated from the ailerons.

200kg bombs on hardpoints under the fuselage.

One built No series production.


I-16 Type 5

  • "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.1 p.495;
  • 'Polikarpov Fighters in action, Part 2' by Hans-Herri Stapfer.
  • See the I-16 Links Page

  • Created August 8, 1996
    Modified March 3, 1998
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