Early minesweeper aircraft modifications ( Lisunov Li-2MT, Ju 52MS and others)

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Soon followed the decision GFCS, which plant manager № 456 T.H.Filimonchuku and chief designer A.P.Golubkovu instructed to convert Li-2 under the minesweeper and present it to the flight test June
1, 1944.
After the war, by the summer of 1946 at the plant 456 Ns remade two copies Li-2 variant Li-2MT.
By order of the NCAP for number 411 of 29 June 1946, signed by Yakovlev, the director of the plant
№ 30 P A.Voronin and chief designer of the OKB-30 Golubkov were required in July of that year to
check the main data experienced minesweeper. First - the airfield FRI, by the staff of the flight test station plant. And then bring Lee-2MT professionals Naval Air Force. Test pilot aircraft assigned P.E.Genaeva. The results of these tests, the authors not yet known.
By 1951, built a prototype Li-2MT with two engines AL-82FN. Draft design of the aircraft was approved December 20, 1949 A device for trawling is a coil diameter of 15.45 meters, consisting of 56 turns of aluminum wire with a diameter of 15 mm. DC generator created 250 V, maximum current equal to 480 A. The generator is driven by an auxiliary aircraft engine M-14 capacity of 225 liters. with. Range with a maximum take-off weight of the aircraft was 715 km. Thus, in a single flight of about three hours Li-2MT to process strip the water surface length of 300 km. On the flight test information is available.

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Re: Lisunov Li-2MT project and early minesweeper aircraft modifications

Interesting find ! It's an exact copy of the Junkers Ju 52 MS (without any depreciation), codenamed "Mausi"
(mousie) and used from 1940 onwards. The Li-2 may have had the benefit against the Ju 52 of an easier and
more robust attachement of the ring, due to being twin engined.
(Drawing from http://www.luftarchiv.de/index.htm?/gerat/ms.htm )
 

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Re: Lisunov Li-2MT project and early minesweeper aircraft modifications

Blohm & Voss fitted degaussing rings to some of their aircraft too:
 

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Re: Lisunov Li-2MT project and early minesweeper aircraft modifications

Wow,thank you my dears Jemiba and Arjen.
 

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Re: Lisunov Li-2MT project and early minesweeper aircraft modifications

Found another one:
Vickers Wellington DWI
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Re: Lisunov Li-2MT project and early minesweeper aircraft modifications

... and another one: Lioré et Olivier LeO 451.
 

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Re: Lisunov Li-2MT project and early minesweeper aircraft modifications

Dornier Do 24MS:
 

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Re: Lisunov Li-2MT project and early minesweeper aircraft modifications

The LeO 451 is absolutely new to me in this task. The paint scheme on the cowlings suggests,
that it was used by the Vichy French airforce ?
 

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Re: Lisunov Li-2MT project and early minesweeper aircraft modifications

LeO 451 No.359 of the Aeronavale's Escadrille 6B was experimentally equipped for mine-sweeping, and first flew in this form on June 3, 1942 at Tafaraoui-Lartigue.

There is a very nice 3-view by Dennis Punnett in William Green's 'War planes of the second world war - Bombers and reconnaissance aircraft - Volume eight', I'll post it in a few days.

<edit> Hadn't noticed the stripes; yes, Vichy markings, well spotted. Tafaraoui airfield was occupied by allied forces in November 1942 during Operation Torch.

<edit2> first flight as cited in William Green's book.
 

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Re: Lisunov Li-2MT project and early minesweeper aircraft modifications

Also a color profile in Aerojournal, number "I can't remember" (but there were not many Aerojournals, much less than Air&Cosmos !)
 

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Re: Lisunov Li-2MT project and early minesweeper aircraft modifications

Hi Jens
A little more of the Leo 451
From an old "air enthusiast"
 

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3-view
 

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Re: Lisunov Li-2MT project and early minesweeper aircraft modifications

Topic renamed.

However I'm a little confused as to whether it should remain in the Postwar section or move to the Early Projects section...
 

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from Docavia n° 23
 

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