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VIT-2

Close Support Aircraft

Polikarpov

Air fighter of tanks VIT-2 © Michael Bykov

Air fighter of tanks VIT-2

Specification
VIT-1 VIT-2 SPB TIS-A TIS-MA
Crew 3 3 3 2 2
Dimensions
Wing span, m 16.5 16.5 17.0 15.5 15.5
Length, m 12.7 12.25 10.4 11.7 11.7
Wing area, m2 40.4 40.76 42.93 34.8 34.8
Powerplant
Engine 2xM-103 2xM-105 2xM-105 2xAM-37 2xAM-38
Power, hp 2x960 2x1050 2x1050 2x1400 2x1665
Weight, kg:
Empty weight 4013 4032 4950 58000 6261
Loaded weight 6453 6302 6940 7840 8280
Performance
Maximum speed on sea level, km/h 450 486 450 490 -
Maximum speed at altitude 4,5km, km/h 530/3km 513 510 555(5,8) 530(4)
Landing speed, km/h - - 140 150 139
Service ceiling, m 8000 8200 8500 10250 12500
Armament
Cannon + machine guns 37+2xShVAK20
+ShKAS
2x37+2xShVAK20
+2xShKAS
4xShKAS 2xShVAK20
+6xShKAS
2x37+2xBS
+ShKAS
Internal bombs load + on external suspension, kg 600+2x500 - 800+700 -+2x500 -+2x500

References

  • "The history of designs of planes in USSR 1938-1950" /Vadim Shavrov/
  • "Planes of Stalin falcons" /Konstantin Kosminkov and Dmitriy Grinyuk/
  • "The Soviet planes" /Alexander Yakovlev/

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