Technical data
Type U-3
Function Trainer
Year 1935
Crew 2
Engines 1*200hp M-48

U-3, N.G.Mikhelson and A.I.Morschikhin

72k b/w photo "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.1 p.553

U-3 was an upscaled modification of the U-2. It intended as 'next step' trainer, which may be flown with substantially larger payload than the U-2. Construction of the U-3 included many duralumin joints. General 'weight culture' was quite high.

Factory trials in 1935 did not reveal serious advantages. The 200hp M-48 engine did not enter mass production. As a result U-3 also remained experimental.


U-3bis with mech.wing??

  • "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.1 p.553;
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