Technical data
Type UTI-5, NV-2bis-MG-31
Function Advanced trainer
Year 1939
Crew 1
Engines 300hp MG-31
Length 6.3m
Height ?m
Wingspan 8.0m
Wing area 11.0m2
Empty weight 560kg
Loaded weight 950kg
Wing Load (kg/m2) 86
Power load (kg/hp) 3.2
Speed at 0m 350km/h
Speed at m km/h
Landing Speed 75km/h
Turn time ?sec
Range ?km
Flight Endurance 4.5h
Ceiling 8000m
1000m ?min
Fuel+Oil 250+30kg
Guns 1*7.62mm ShKAS 250rounds

UTI-5, NV-2bis-MG-31 by V.V.Nikitin

Substantially strengthened NV-2, modified for the MG-31 engine. UTI-5 was built under UVVS and flown in 1939 by pilots of NII VVS, and Osoaviakhim. It was armed with single ShKAS machinegun with 250 rounds.

Aircraft was similar in layout to the I-16, but general design quality was far superior. Conclusion of more than 40 pilots who tried UTI-5 was positive. It was suitable as an advanced fighter-trainer. VVS ordered batch of 20 aircraft. Production started, but cancelled half-way.



  • "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.2 p.94...96;
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