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SB-RK / Ar-2

Diving bomber

Arkhangelskiy

Arkhangelskiy Ar-2 from structure of the Kiev Special military district, July 1941

Arkhangelskiy Ar-2 from structure of the Kiev Special military district, July 1941

Bombers
SB 2M-103 SB-RK No 2/281 Ar-2 No 1/511 Pe-2 No 39
Crew 3
Dimensions
Wing span, m 20.330 18.0 18.0 17.150
Length, m 12.770 12.780 12.625* 12.698
Height, m 4.735 4.700 4.700 3.512
Wing area, m² 56,7 48,2 48,2 40,5
Weight, kg:
Empty weight 4566 4735 5106 5887
Loaded weight 6380 6300 6500 7200
Powerplant
Engine M-103 M-105 M-105 M-105R
Power, hp 2x960 2x1050 2x1050 2x1100
Performance
Maximum speed, km/h at sea level 363.5 411 443 455
at altitude 433 480 505-512 515
landing 130 135 135 140
Time to level 5000m, min 8.9 8.55** 6.55 6.8
Wing loading, kg/m² 112,5 132 139-148 177
Service ceiling, m 8,800 10,100 10,500 -
Service range, km 800 - - 1400

* - Under other data 12.640m

** - Under other data 7.1min

References

  • "The history of designs of planes in USSR 1938-1950" /Vadim Shavrov/
  • "Planes of Stalin falcons" /Konstantin Kosminkov and Dmitriy Grinyuk/
  • "Soviet aircraft of World War II" /V. E. Yudenok/
  • "The Soviet planes" /Alexander Yakovlev/

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