Technical data
Type VIT-1/SVB/MPI-1
Function Multirole aircraft
Year 1937
Crew 3
Engines 2*860/960hp M-103
Length 12.7m
Wingspan 16.5m
Wing area 40.4m2
Empty weight 4013kg
Loaded weight 6453kg
Wing Load (kg/m2) 159
Power load (kg/hp) 3.3
Speed (0m) 450km/h
Speed (3000m) 530km/h
Climb (5000m) 8.4min
Ceiling 8000m
Range 1000km
Takeoff Roll 390m
Landing Roll 460m
Guns 2*g37mm Sh (wing roots)
1*g20mm ShVAK (nose)
1*mg7.62mm ShKAS (turret)
Bombs 600kg (internal)
2*500kg (external)

VIT-1, SVB, MPI-1 by N.N.Polikarpov

16k b/w VIT-1 from History of aircraft construction in the USSR Vol.2 p.22

Three-seat all metal multi-purpose aircraft, planned as tank buster, dive bomber, reconnaissater, close range high speed bomber and heavy fighter.

Tailwheel was fixed, main landing gear - retractable backwards behind the engines.

Seven armament options were proposed, with major emphasis on tank destruction. 20mm cannon in nose was movable (10°).

After flight tests (Summer 1937) decision was made to install more powerful engines and make some design refinement. New aircraft was designated VIT-2.

  • "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.2 p.21

  • More Links...
  • VIT-1
  • VIT-1/VIT-2 at Virtual Aircraft Museum
  • MPI-1, Polikarpov
  • VIT-1, Polikarpov
  • SVB, Polikarpov

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