Technical data
Type Tu-2R Tu-2F Tu-6 '64' ANT-64
Function Reconnaissater
Year 1946
Crew 4
Engines 2*1460/1850hp ASh-82FN
Length 13.8m
Wingspan 18.86m
Wing area 48.8m2
Empty weight 8205kg
Loaded weight 10540kg
Wing Load (kg/m2) 217
Power load (kg/hp) 2.9
Speed at 0m 509km/h
Speed at 5500m 545km/h
Range 2780km
Ceiling 9050m
Climb
5000m 10.3min
Armament
Guns 3 defensive 12.3mm UBT (250rpg)
2*20mm ShVAK in the wing roots (100rpg)
Bombs 1000kg inside
plus up to 2000kg externally (overload)

ANT-64, '64' Tu-2R, Tu-2F, Tu-6 by A.N.Tupolev/ STO-3/ OTB

54k b/w "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.2 p.178

Reconnaissance variant of the Tu-2. Development started in 1942, and first Tu-2R with assorted cameras in the bomb bay was flown in 1943. While reconnaissance technology progressed, Tu-2R was permanently modified. It was presented for State Trails late in 1946. It was approved for production on April 9, 1947.

Only few were built in 1947 - 1948 because production age of the Tu-2 was coming to the end.

One of Tu-2R was tried in 1947 as a night bomber with downward-looking radar mounted under nose.

PredecessorsModifications

Tu-2S 61 ANT-61
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ReferencesLinks
  • "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.1 p.175-176;
  • Tu-6, Tupolev
  • ANT-64, Tupolev

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