Polikarpov Po-2. A photo. Characteristics.
Polikarpov Po-2. A photo. Characteristics.

Polikarpov Po-2. A photo. Characteristics.

the USSR

A type: single-engine biplane trainer aircraft and general purpose

Crew: two people next to each other

Many historians believe Aviation, the aircraft On-2 was the military plane, which was produced in large quantities. Modest plane on-2 designer Polikarpov can trace its history back to the Air Force request to a simple and reliable uchebnotrenirovochny initial training aircraft with radial engine M-11. Initially, the plane had the designation U-2.

Production aircraft were highly praised for their good stability, easy handling and spin recovery without delay. In addition to the new role uchebnotrenirovochnoy biplane he proved that it actually fit for any work, as it processed agricultural land, used as air ambulance and for pilot training. Until the middle of the year it was built 1941 13 500 * more planes, more planes 6500 was collected before the end of the year in 1944 its production in the USSR. In the same year he was given another designation - In-2 in honor of its creator NN Polikarpov, who died in July 30 1944 years.

In addition to its more peaceful use of the aircraft on-2 it has also been converted into a night bomber - aircraft performing intrusive attacks against the German objectives - In-2VS (LNB) could carry 200 ** kg bombs. After the war, in 1948, the aircraft started to produce again in Poland: modification of the CSS-13 built for agriculture, a CSS-S-13 - as an air ambulance. Many planes for-2 remain today in a state of airworthiness in the former Eastern bloc and in small quantities in the West.

Basic data


  • Length: 8,17 m
  • Wingspan: 11,4 m
  • Height: 2,25 m

The weight:

  • BLANK: 740 kg
  • Maximum take-off: 1250 kg


Aircraft performance characteristics:

  • Maximum speed: 140 km / h
  • Range: 720 km


Power point: 11 M / F / D / R Designer or Shvetsov M-11F / FM / M / DF development Okromeshko Power: 100 varied from l. from. (48 kW) to 160 l. from. (768 kW)

Date of first flight:

  • January 7 1928 year (y-2 uchebnotrenirovochny airplane)


The surviving airworthy modifications:

  • In-2, PO 2A / sun / C / L and CSS-13