Technical data
Type Tu-1
Function Interceptor, escort fighter
Year 1947
Crew 3
Engines 1640/1950hp Mikulin AM-43V
Length 13.6m
Wingspan 18.86m
Wing area 48.8m2
Empty weight 9460kg
Loaded weight 12740/14460kg
Wing Load (kg/m2) 261/296
Power load (kg/hp) 3.3/3.7
Speed at 0m 479km/h
Speed at 8600m 641km/h
Landing Roll 560m
Takeoff Roll 605m
Range 2250km
Ceiling 11000m
5000m 11.6min
Guns 2 defensive 12.3mm UBT
2*23mm NS-23 in the wing roots
2*45mm NS-45 in the nose
Bombs 1000kg inside

Tu-1, ANT-63, '63P' by A.N.Tupolev

48k b/w from "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.2 p.179

The second SDB, redesigned as an interceptor (Perekhvatchik) and long range escort fighter, equipped with PNB-1 'Gneis' radar. New AM-43V engines were fitted with AV-9K-22A four-blade propellers.

Gun armament was increased, Tu-1 also could carry 1000kg bombload.

Tests carried out during March 22 - November 3, 1947.

No series production followed, because Tu-1 could not compete with jet fighters. Plus AM-43V engines were dropped from development and production plans...

49k b/w from "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.2 p.179

'63' ANT-63 SDB

  • "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.1 p.179;
  • ANT-63, Tupolev
  • Tu-1, Tupolev

  • Created January 25, 1996
    Modified August 17, 1998
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