Sukhoi Su-2

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Sukhoi Su-2
Sukhoi Su-2
Sukhoi Su-2 equipped with skis for winter operation.
Description
RoleSingle-engined light bomber
Crew2
First Flight1940
Entered Service
ManufacturerSukhoi
Dimensions
Length10.46 m
Wingspan14.3 m
Height3.75 m
Wing areaft²
Weights
Empty kg lb
Loaded5310 kglb
Maximum takeofflbkg
Powerplant
EnginesShvetsov M-88 or Shvetsov M-88B or Shvetsov M-82
Power708, 820, 1,044 kW950, 1100, 1400 hp
Performance
Maximum speed485 km/hmph
Combat range1100 kmmiles
Ferry rangemileskm
Service ceiling9000 mft
Rate of climbft/minm/min
Wing loadinglb/ft²kg/m²
Armament
Guns3-5 × 7.62 mm machineguns
Bombs400 to 600 kg

The Sukhoi Su-2 was a single engined attack bomber used in the early stages of World War II. It was the first plane designed by Pavel Sukhoi.

About 500 were built with various engines. Although on paper the plane was a good performer, combat losses were very high and it was quickly replaced by the more capable Pe-2 and later the Il-2.

See also: List of military aircraft of the Soviet Union and the CIS


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