Technical data
Type Tu-2T'62T'
Function Torpedo carrier
Year 1945 1946
Crew 33
Engines 2*ASh-82FN
Power 2*1460/1850hp
Length (m) 13.8 14.42
Wingspan (m) 18.86 22.06
Wing area (m2) 48.8 59.05
Weights (kg)
Normal takeoff 11420 ?
Maximum 12350 16300
Wing Load (kg/m2) 234/253 276
Power load (kg/hp) 3.1/3.4 3.7
Speed (km/h)
with one torpedo 505 500
with two torpedoes 493 490
Range (km) 2075 3800
Ceiling (m) 7750 7700
Armament
Guns ??
Torpedoes 2*966kg 45-36-AN 2*966kg 45-36-AN
or
3*800kg

Tu-2T and '62T' torpedo-bombers by A.N.Tupolev

40k b/w Tu-2T torpedo-bomber "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.2 p.178

Two torpedo carrying variants of the Tu-2 were built. First one was series Tu-2S converted into low altitude torpedo-carrier. It could be armed with one or two 45-36-AN 966kg torpedoes under the wing roots. Aircraft was flown in February-March 1945 as Tu-2T.

Long range torpedo carrier '62T' was developed from 5-seater '62'. It had an extended range (extra fuel tank in the bomb bay) and could carry same two torpedoes as Tu-2T or three lighter 800kg torpedoes.

First flown August 2, 1946 by F.F.Opadchij and V.P.Marunov. It was accepted for series production as the best of all torpedo carriers available for VMF.

Built in series, served with VMF.

36k b/w Tu-2T torpedo-bomber "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.2 p.178
PredecessorsModifications

Tu-2S 61 ANT-61

62 ANT-62
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ReferencesLinks
  • "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.1 p.177-178;
  • More Tu-2 modifications

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