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Su-12

Spotter and reconnaissance aircraft

Sukhoy

Artillery observation twin-boom aircraft with an extensively glazed cockpit. One built.

Twin-boom Aircrafts
RK Su-12 FW-189A-2 P-38F-4 P-61B
Year of issue 1943 1947 1938 1939 1943
Crew 3 4 3 1 3
Dimensions
Wing span, m 17.76 21.58 18.40 15.85 20.14
Wing area, m2 45.0 52.4 38.8 30.32 61.68
Wing loading, kg/m2 127 181 107 278 280
Length, m 11.25 13.05 12.00 11,53 15.11
Height, m     3.1 2.98 4.32
Powerplant
Type ASh-62 ASh-82FN Argus 410A-1 V-1710-111 R-2800-65
Power, h.p. 2x980 2x1850 2x465 2x1150 2x1850
Weight, kg:
Empty weight - 7552 2820 5398 12258
Maximum takeoff weight 5700 9510 4150 8392 17252
Performance
Maximum speed at sea level, km/h 415 540 348 540 570
Service ceiling, m 8000 11000 7300 10500 10100
Service range, km 925 1140 865 4250 1625
Armament
Armament Machine guns 5x7.92 - 5x7.92   4x12.7mm
Cannon - 4x20 -   4x20mm

References

  • "The history of designs of planes in USSR 1938-1950" /Vadim Shavrov/
  • "The German Imprint on the History of Russian Aviation " /D.A. Sobolev, D.B. Khazanov/
  • "Encyclopedia of military engineering" /Aerospace Publising/

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