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Archangelskij Ar-2
by Massimo Tessitori
Updated on August 30, 2011                                                                file name: index.html
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SB-MMN history
Ar-2 ancestor
Uploaded on May 25, 2005
Ar-2 history
Development of SB-RK (later Ar-2) from SB and SB-MMN
Uploaded on May 25, 2005
SBB history
The last development of SB and AR-2 family
Uploaded on May 30, 2005
Ar-2 in combat
Historical notes and images on its limited operative life
Uploaded on May 25, 2005
Ar-2 technical description
description and details
Updated on May 6, 2006
Ar-2 drawings
scale drawings from M-Hobby 
Uploaded on May 25, 2005
Ar-2 profiles
some artworks and the reference images
Uploaded on May 6, 2006

Ar-2 captured and wrecked by Germans
Part 1
Part 2

a wide photo gallery
Updated on May 6, 2006

Ar-2 kit of Pavla
Review and rework of this obsolete kit
Uploaded on May 25, 2005
Ar-2 kit of Amodel
The new and definitive kit
Uploaded on May 25, 2005

 
Comparative table of characteristics of many Soviet bombers:
Ar-2, its forerunners, subcessors and concurrents
SB-2M103 MMN SB-RK (Ar-2) SBB Pe-2 mod.1940 103 (Tu-2 prototype)
year of first flight 1937 1939 1940 1941 1940 1941
built  6400 (all versions) 2 197 2 10574 (all versions) 2527 (all versions)
crew 3 3 3 3 3 3
engine M-103 M-105 M-105R M-105R M-105 AM-37
takeoff power (hp) 960  1050 1100 1100 1050 1400
length (m) 12.27 12.78 12.5 12.78 12.78 13.2
wingspan (m) 20.33 18.0 18.5 16.0 17.15 18.7
wing area (sm) 56.7 48.2 48.7 40 40.5 48.52
empty weight (kg) 4768 4820 4430 4415 5363 7726
gross weight (kg) 6380 6500 6650 5961 7500 9950
speed at sea level (km/h) 375 405 410 455 452 482
speed (km/h) at altitude (m) 450/4100 458 at 4200 480 at 4700 560 at 5000 540 at 5000 635 at 8000
climb to 5000 m (min) 9.5 9.3 7.1 5.5 9.3 8.6
service ceiling 
empty (m)
9300 9000 10100 14100 8850 10600
operational range (km) 1900 1000 1500 880 1315 2500
takeoff run (m) 370 360 340  400 362 440
landing roll (m) 400 400   350   730
bomb load (kg) 1500 1500 1500 1000 600-1000 3000
armament 4x7.62 3x7.62 3x7.62 3x7.62 4x7.62 2x20 + 4x 7.62

 
Credits

I would thank for their help:
Alex Ruchkovsky
Audrius Nairanauskas
Holger Bergmann
Jan Koennig
Ludas Matyi
Marko Tisovic
 
 
Sources

M-Hobby 3/2003, a work of M.Maslov and N.Polikarpov

Barbarossa Victims of T.J.Kopanski, ed.Mushroom

Red Stars of Geust, Keskinen, Stenman

Soviet combat aircraft of the Second world war vol.2 of Gordon, Khazanov, Medved
Tupolev SB in action, squadron Signal

A wide discussion with images on: http://www.airwarfareforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=21305#21305

Another discussion with a description on: http://www.tgplanes.com/Public/snitz/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=600

Some photos of destroyed & captured planes on: http://jetjournal.net/modules.php?name=coppermine&cat=82

Some drawings of Ar-2: http://airwar.ru/other/draw/ar2.html

Some photos and text ( in Russian) on Ar-2: http://airwar.ru/enc/bww2/ar2.html

Many images were from the web, mainly from Ebay and from www.JetJournal.net

An encyclopedia on Soviet aircraft and images of SBB: http://www.ctrl-c.liu.se/misc/ram/

A walkaround on the M-105R engine is at Engine http://walkarounds.airforce.ru/avia/rus/engines/m-105r/index.htm


 
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