Tupolev ANT-29

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ANT-29
Role Twin-engined cannon fighter
National origin Soviet Union
Manufacturer Tupolev
Designer Alexander Arkhangelsky
First flight February 1935
Number built 1
Developed from Tupolev ANT-21

The Tupolev ANT-29 (military designation DIPDvukhmotorny istrebitel pushechny, "twin-engined cannon fighter") was a 1930s twin-engined, cannon-armed fighter designed by Alexander Arkhangelsky and built by Tupolev.

Design work started in 1932 on a twin-engined aircraft capable of carrying two APK-100 cannons.[1] The resulting design was the ANT-29 and it first flew in February 1935.[1] A monoplane with a tall and narrow fuselage and powered by two Hispano-Suiza 12Ybrs engines.[1] The cannon were mounted at the bottom of the fuselage, and unusually they were accessible to the crew in flight for loading and maintenance.[1] During test the machine had a reasonable performance but was longitudinally unstable. The aircraft did not enter production.[1]

Specifications[edit]

Data from [1]

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

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Nemecek 1986, p. 26

Bibliography[edit]

  • Nemecek, Vaclav (1986). The History of Soviet Aircraft from 1918. London: Willow Books. ISBN 0-00-218033-2.