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Tupolev 1922-1945 projects
« on: December 24, 2016, 08:59:59 pm »
Tu-2 Paravan
"The most startling modification was the Tu-2 Paravan (paravane). Two of these were built, to test a crude way of surviving impact with barrage-balloon cables. A special cable woven from high-tensile steel was run from one wingtip to the other via the end of a monocoque cone projecting over 6m (20ft) ahead of the nose. The nose and wingtips were reinforced. First flown in September 1944, this lash-up still reached 537km/h (334mph) despite the strange installation and a 150kg (331 lb) balancing weight in the tail. These trials were not considered to have been successful."
Tu-2K
"Yet another 1944 modification was the Tu-2K (Katapult), fitted with test ejection seats. The first Tu-2K fitted the test seat in the navigator’s cockpit just behind the pilot. A second ejection-seat tester had the experimental seat mounted in an open cockpit at what had been the radio operator’s station in the rear fuselage."

Source : https://weaponsandwarfare.com/2015/09/08/tupolev-tu-2-and-variants/

Picture top shows Tu-2 Paravan. Picture bottom shows Tu-2K.

Another picture source
http://mig3.sovietwarplanes.com/tu-2/tu-2camo/tu-2camo.htm
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Re: Tupolev 1922-1945 projects
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2016, 09:04:01 pm »
"In early 1945 the Type 104 radar-interception system began flight testing (the first to be airborne in the Soviet Union). The system had been designed from 1943, by a team led by A L Mints, and the Type 104 test aircraft had begun flight testing on 18th July 1944 but with the vital radar simulated by ballast. The pilot had a modified sight, which was later linked to the radar, and fired two VYa-23 cannon installed under the forward fuselage. The rear fuselage was faired over and contained nothing but a balancing mass."

Picture bottom shows " Type 104 test aircraft".
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Re: Tupolev 1922-1945 projects
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2017, 05:08:32 am »
Hi ANT-29.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tupolev_ANT-29
"The Tupolev ANT-29 (military designation DIP – Dvukhmotorny istrebitel pushechny, "twin-engined cannon fighter") was a 1930s twin-engined, cannon-armed fighter designed by Alexander Arkhangelsky and built by Tupolev."
General characteristics
Crew: 3, Length: 13.2 m (43 ft 4 in), Wingspan: 19.19 m (62 ft 11 in), Wing area: 55.1 m2 (593 ft2), Empty weight: 3900 kg (8598 lb), Gross weight: 5300 kg (11684 lb), Powerplant: 2 × Hispano-Suiza 12Ybrs, 760 kW (1019 hp) each
Performance
Maximum speed: 352 km/h (219 mph),
Armament
One moveable machine gun, Two recoilless cannon

http://www.aviastar.org/air/russia/ant-29.php

ANT-29 was developed from ANT-21. Also ANT-30 was developed from ANT-21.

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Re: Tupolev 1922-1945 projects
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2017, 04:16:49 pm »
Another 3-side view of ANT-29.

APK-100 recoilless cannon.
http://ram-home.com/ram-old/gun-drp.html
PRD-76 explanation. Almost same mechanism compared with other recoilless cannon?
"On this plane were mounted guns RPD-76, modernized to ensure degree in flight. To reduce drag muzzle guns were closed cones, released before firing. Each gun had a shop at five rounds with feeding and refreshing mechanism. The shop was a pipe reinforced parallel barrel guns. For loading the gun once the cartridge is supplied on a shelf on the muzzle part of the trunk, and then under the influence of the oncoming air flow and the stored energy of the spring cartridge in the barrel in the dosylalsja PIN. Loading management produced pilot. The shot came when closing an electric circuit using combat buttons mounted on the control stick."

http://users.skynet.be/Emmanuel.Gustin/fgun/fgun-bi.html
"More promising was the ANT-29. This was a conventional, highly streamlined twin-engined monoplane, with a single 102mm DRP or two APK-8 in the fuselage. The ANT-46, a basically similar design, instead had two APK-11 guns in the wings, and apparently the design goal was to use the 100mm APK-100. But the arrest of Tupolev and the disappearance of Kurchyevskii ended the development of fighters with recoilless guns."

APK-4 coilless cannon images by borovik-san.
http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=5677.0;attach=61891;image
http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=5677.0;attach=61889;image
http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=5677.0;attach=61893;image
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Re: Tupolev 1922-1945 projects
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2017, 10:44:34 pm »
Blackkite,

since I noted that some of the topic where you post your contributions are developing into a sort of "project encyclopedias" I've decided to change the tittle of this one with a most descriptive one. That will help the forum's search engine to locate it, making the topic more accessible to everyone.

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Re: Tupolev 1922-1945 projects
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2017, 03:29:01 pm »
Blackkite,

since I noted that some of the topic where you post your contributions are developing into a sort of "project encyclopedias" I've decided to change the tittle of this one with a most descriptive one. That will help the forum's search engine to locate it, making the topic more accessible to everyone.
Many thanks Antonio-san. :D I'm sorry to trouble you so much.
I know that many masters of this forum already knew the aircraft which I post.
Are they angry? ;D 
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Re: Tupolev 1922-1945 projects
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2017, 01:51:17 am »
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Are they angry?

Of course not :)

Just a matter of encouraging all the members to keep the forum growing the best way. That's a great place to learn and enjoy, don't you think?. Let's share a little effort to keep information tidy.
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Re: Tupolev 1922-1945 projects
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2017, 02:06:35 am »
Thank you for your gentle words, Antonio-san. :D

Tupolev DB-2(ANT-37).
http://www.airwar.ru/enc/bww2/db2.html
ANT-37bis.
http://www.airwar.ru/enc/cw1/rodina.html
Wikipedia.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tupolev_ANT-37
"The Tupolev ANT-37 (or DB-2) was a Soviet twin-engined long-range bomber designed and built by the Tupolev design bureau,[1] the design team operating under the guidance of Pavel Sukhoi.The aircraft did not enter production, but three examples of the type were used for research and record breaking flights."

Video! Ilyushin DB-3 and Tupolev DB-2(ANT-37bis)
http://jp.channel.pandora.tv/channel/video.ptv?c1=&ch_userid=naljava69&prgid=39530928

http://ram-home.com/ram-old/rodina.html
"ANT-37bis was the third aircraft of the DB-2 family. Fourth airframe with a wing serving as a huge fuel tank was abandoned on assembly stage.
'Rodina' rolled out in February 1936.
Record flight was performed by women crew (pilots V.S.Grizodubova and P.D.Osipenko, navigator M.M.Raskova) on September 24-25 1938. 6000km route across the expanse of the Soviet Union from Moscow to Komsomolsk-on-Amur in the Far East. With the aircraft icing up over the Siberian wilderness, the women tossed everything movable out of the aircraft to try and gain altitude. Finally, Raskova, who had been the navigator, decided she would have to go as well. She marked the aircraft's compass heading on a map and bailed out into the darkness. Local hunter eventually rescued Raskova, and helped her to get to the landing site on October 5.
The two remaining pilots performed a safe emergency landing in the dry marches near Kerby village, slightly short of their destination. 'Rodina' covered 5908km in 26h29min."

So following aircraft were completed?
(1) The first prototype.(Crushed)(Top of the first drawing?)
(2) The second prototype(DB-2D) (Bottom of the first drawing? Reinforced wing root?)
(3) One DB-2B(ANT-37bis)(Round nose? Called Rodina?)(Bottom picture shows modified Rodina for record flight?)
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Re: Tupolev 1922-1945 projects
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2017, 03:29:40 am »
Russian beauty! ;)
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Re: Tupolev 1922-1945 projects
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2017, 01:05:35 pm »
I've attached a drawing that I did of the ANT-29 fighter, also known as the DIP.

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« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2017, 03:13:49 pm »
Excellent work!! :D
May I ask you a question?
Did you make ANT-25/ANT-36 3-side view drawing?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tupolev_ANT-25

Number built
1 (1933) + 1 (1934) + 1 (1989)

No.1 prototype and No.2 prototype early stage had skin cooler?

Video.
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« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2017, 06:54:46 pm »
http://hobbyport.ru/avia/ant_25.htm

Ant-25 PLANE:
1-retractable water radiator, 2-onboard air fire, 3-piroshashki, 4-window cut during tests 5-mounted water radiators, 6 t-Cap step 7-retractable, Periscope, inscription 8 (red), 9-inscription (red), 10-tail aeronautical fire 11-modified rudder understudy-12 primary and Kiel understudy 13-ending double wing, covered with canvas, 14-wing ending up foiling stand-in canvas , 15-venturi on Ant-25, 16-inscription on the sides of Ant-25 during the Paris aviation salon and flight in the United States "Stalin route", 17-o servokompensator at the Kiel Ant-25, 18-servokompensator in Kiel Ant-25-1, 19-inscription on the Kiel Ant-25 and Ant-25-1, 20-21, starboard hatches-starboard hatches, 22-venturi on Ant-25-1, 23-Dasher co-pilot, 24-dashboards Navigator.

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« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2017, 08:50:37 pm »
DB-1/ANT-36 was developped from ANT-25.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tupolev_DB-1
http://www.aviastar.org/air/russia/ant-36.php

http://www.tupolev.ru/ant-36-db-1
"In the summer of 1936, one of the mass-produced Ant-36 was remade for fitting an-1 diesel engine. The work was carried out under the supervision of A.s. Moskaleva and went into the mainstream establishment record Rd-d. Unlike serial DB-1 on it was the contractor in excess of chassis. From June 1936 year plane Pro test showing walked the reliable operation of the diesel engine and the possibility of a significant increase in range."

Fiat AN-1 diesel engine.
http://www.oldengine.org/members/diesel/duxford/aviat2.htm
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Re: Tupolev 1922-1945 projects
« Reply #13 on: January 08, 2017, 12:50:34 pm »
Excellent work!! :D
May I ask you a question?
Did you make ANT-25/ANT-36 3-side view drawing?

No, I'm afraid not.

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« Reply #14 on: January 08, 2017, 04:12:46 pm »
Thanks.
Please enjoy ANT-21 and ANT-21bis pictures.
Model picture shows twin vertical tail stabilizer and closed cockpit.

http://aviadejavu.ru/Site/Crafts/Craft30920.htm

http://www.tupolev.ru/ant-21-mi3


ANT-21.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tupolev_ANT-21
"The Tupolev ANT-21 was a Soviet twin-engined four-seat heavy fighter, which also had the designation MI-3 (Mnogomestnyi Istrebitel – Multi-seat fighter). It was not accepted for production, only two prototypes being built."
General characteristics
Crew: 3, Length: 11.57 m (38 ft 0 in), Wingspan: 20.76 m (68 ft 1 in), Wing area: 59.2 m2 (637 sq ft), Empty weight: 4,058 kg (8,946 lb), Gross weight: 5,463 kg (12,044 lb), Powerplant: 2 × M-34N liquid-cooled V12 engine, 610 kW (820 hp) each
Performance
Maximum speed: 350 km/h (217 mph; 189 kn) at 5,000 m (16,400 ft), Service ceiling: 8,300 m (27,231 ft)
Armament
Guns: 1 × 20 mm cannon in flexible mounting in nose, 2 × fixed forward-firing 7.62×54mmR PV-1 machine gun and 2 × Degtyaryov machine guns in dorsal position

"The new aircraft, the ANT-21bis or MI-3D (Doubler – understudy) was completed in April 1934. Despite the new tail, it suffered tail vibration at certain power settings which resulted in the addition of tail bracing struts." (As you can see.)
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Re: Tupolev 1922-1945 projects
« Reply #15 on: January 09, 2017, 03:21:19 pm »
Hi! Tupolev G-2. Number of converted from TB-3 to G-2 were unknown.

From Wikipedia,
G-2 : Retired TB-3s with M-17 and M-34 engines converted for freight duties with Aeroflot

http://coollib.com/b/126919/read
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« Reply #16 on: January 10, 2017, 06:02:11 am »
Hi! Very clean ANT-41 torpedo bomber prototype.

http://www.airwar.ru/enc/sww2/ant41.html
http://www.tupolev.ru/ant-41-t-1-lk-1

Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tupolev_ANT-41
"The Tupolev ANT-41 was a prototype Soviet twin-engined torpedo-bomber of the 1930s. A single prototype was built, which was destroyed in a crash. No production followed, with the Ilyushin DB-3 serving as a torpedo bomber instead."

You can see the radiator which is located at inside of the engine nacelle.
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« Reply #17 on: January 14, 2017, 03:14:20 pm »
Here is the ANT-46 (DI-8), a three-seat fighter developed alongside the SB. It was powered by 800-hp Gnome-Rhone K-14 radials and armed with two 76.2-mm recoiless cannon in the outer wings, two 20-mm ShVAK cannon in the wing roots, a 12.7-mm ShVAK machine gun in the nose, and two defensive 7.62-mm ShKAS machine guns in the rear fuselage. It was not a success.