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Tupolev SB (1936-1941)

Tupolev SB (1936-1941)
Wind span 20.3 m
Fuselage lenght 12.3 m
Takeoff weight 5706 kg
Maximim speed 424 km/h
Ceiling 9500 m
Armament:  
4 machine gun, caliber 7.62 mm
bomb load 600 kg

In 1936, the Plant started manufacture of the SB aircraft (high speed bomber) created by the design team headed by A. A. Arkhangelsky who worked under the leadership of A. N. Tupolev. This aircraft decided the destiny of the Plant as the manufacturer of twin-engine aircraft. The three-seater bomber was powered by -10 engines, each 860 hp in power, and, further, by more powerful engines, types AA-100A. M-103 and M-105 fitted with variable-pitch propellers. Since 1937 the SB aircraft was one of the best bombers in Europe. It fought in Spain during the civil war and later took part in combats with the Japanese in China, in Halhin-Got and in the Soviet-Finland war of 19391940. The aircraft was built under licence in Czechoslovakia, was adopted by the Air Forces of Bulgaria, Finland, Slovakia, China. It was manufactured in a mail-cargo version. 837 aircrafts out of the total number of 6650 were produced at the Irkutsk Aircraft Plant.



Tupolev SB (1936-1941) Tupolev SB (1936-1941) Tupolev SB (1936-1941)

1942. November

824 (Russia) 833 (Michel)
Painter: V. Bibikov
Printing: phototipia
Line 12 1/2
Description: N.F.Gastello - the commander of a squadron easy bomber, by plane SB has made 3 fighting starts. 25.06 1941 years were brought down by antiaircraft fire of the opponent on highway Molodechno-Radikovichi (Belarus). Crew in structure N. F. Gastello, A.A.Burdenjuka, G.I.Skarobogatogo, And. And. Kalinin, the flaring machine have directed on a column of the opponent and were lost. Became Heroes of Soviet Union.
Print-run: 3,0 m.

1944. April

889 (Russia) 863 (Michel)
Painter: V. Bibikov
Printing: phototipia
Line 12 1/2
Description: ---"---"---
Print-run: 5,0 m.

1944. April

893 (Russia) 900 (Michel)
Painter: V. Bibikov
Printing: phototipia
Line 12 1/2
Description: ---"---"---
Print-run: 2,0 m.
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