Technical data
Type VIT-2
Function Multirole aircraft
Year 1938
Crew 3
Engines 2*1050hp M-105
Length 12.25m
Wingspan 16.5m
Wing area 40.76m2
Empty weight 4032kg
Loaded weight 6302kg
Wing Load (kg/m2) 155
Power load (kg/hp) 3.0
Speed (0m) 486km/h
Speed (4500m) 513km/h
Climb (5000m) 6.8min
Ceiling 8200m
Range 800km
Takeoff Roll 22sec/450m
Landing Roll 400m
Guns 2*g37mm Sh (wing roots)
2*g20mm ShVAK (wings)
1*g20mm ShVAK (nose)
1*g20mm ShVAK (turret)
2*mg7.62mm ShKAS (ventral)
Bombs 600kg (internal)
2*500kg (external)

VIT-2, N.N.Polikarpov

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

Development of the VIT-1 with new engines and yet more powerful armament. Twin tails provided better conditions for rear gunner;

First flown on May 11, 1938 by V.P.Chkalov, later by B.N.Kudrin (factory tests) and P.M.Stefanovskij (state acceptance tests). Performance was excellent. Decision was to launch series production with reduced armament, as a high speed dive bomber.

  • SPB - high speed dive bomber;
  • There was a project for long range unarmed version (7900km at 350km/h or 6200km at 500km/h) with M-105 engines. Not built.

  • References:
  • "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.2 p.21-22

  • More links...
  • VIT-2
  • VIT-1/VIT-2 at Virtual Aircraft Museum
  • VIT-2, Polikarpov

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