Technical data
Type Tu-2S '61' ANT-61 Tu-2 late series
Function Medium Bomber
Year 1943 1947
Crew 4 4
Engines 2*ASh-82FN
Power 2*1460/1850hp
Size (m)
Length 13.8
Wingspan 18.86
Wing area 48.8m2
Weights (kg)
Empty 7474 8404
Loaded(no bombs) 10360 ?
Loaded 11360 11450
Wing Load (kg/m2) 211
Power load (kg/hp) 3.0
Speed (km/h)
at 0m 482 -
at 0m (supercharged) 509 -
at 2400m 530 -
at 5400m 547 -
at 5700m - 550
Roll (m)
Landing 675 500
Takeoff 485 540
Range (km) 2100 (with 1500kg bombs) 2180
Ceiling (m) 9500 9000
Climb (min)
5000m 9.5 10.8
Guns 3 defensive 12.3mm UBT
2*20mm ShVAK in the wing roots
Bombs (kg)
Inside 1000 1000
External up to 2000 up to 3000

ANT-61, Tu-2S by A.N.Tupolev/ STO-3/ OTB

55k b/w "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.2 p.171

Tu-2 variant built in large series. New engines with direct fuel injection provided more power, airframe was made even more technological. Electric, hydraulic and fuel systems were upgraded. Insufficiently powerful for second half of WWII ShKAS machineguns were replaced by more effective weapons.

In latest batches three-bladed propeller AV-5-167A was replaced with four-bladed with distinctive clipped blade tips (below).

(39Kb) Monino AF Museum, by Paul Nann;

This basic production type was first flown on August 26 1943, passed Factory and State Trials on December 16. In the early 1944 Tu-2S started its tour of duty. This medium bomber was superior over all Soviet, Allied and Enemy twin-piston-engine aircraft.

Late production variants were heavier than first (1943) large series (see data on Tu-2S page), because aircraft carried more equipment and defensive armament. Gained weight was compensated by airdynamic refinement and introducing new more efficient propellers.

Production continued until 1952. In service until 1955.


'103VS' ANT-60 Tu-2-2M82

'62' ANT-62 Tu-2D

'63' ANT-63 SDB


'68' ANT-68 Tu-10

Tu-2Sh (four aircraft)

  • "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.1 p.171-172;
  • ANT-61, Tupolev

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