Sukhoi Su-12


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Sukhoi Su-12

Barry, 13.06.2016 18:19

Twice as heavy, larger dimensions, more crew, greater armament the only difference being that there was only one Su-12 as opposed to 864 Uhu's. Originally conceived in 1943 it did not make it's first flight until 26th August 1947. Whilst it achieved and exceeded it's design and performance parameters there was no available manufacturing space, so a move was made to have it made in Czechoslovakia but this was turned down as the powers that be said it had "failed to achieve it's designed performance". You couldn't make it up could you?

Power plant 2 x 1,850 h.p. Shvetsov ASh-82FN 14 cylinder radial engines.

Span 70'9" Length 39'1" Height 18'2" Wing area 560 sq ft
Empty weight 15,365 lb Loaded weight 19,485 lb

Max speed 330 mph at 18,360 ft
Range 710 miles
Service ceiling 36,000 ft
Armament 4 x 20 mm Berezin cannon, one firing upwards two in in upper turret and one in the tail turret.
1,765 lb bombs


Nachthexen, e-mail, 11.12.2013 01:00

The date above is 1947 that is two years post War. This is a variation of the FW-189 easy. The SOVIET machine strength was espionage. After the Great Patriotic War USSR, USA and UK split up the German Scientists and Engineers. It is history IVAN.


Ivan, e-mail, 26.05.2013 08:24

Germans never copied a thing,that's why they never reach Moscow ,instead Russians who had copied just about everything from Germans ,according to guys above, walk into Berlin.


bombardier, e-mail, 05.09.2012 23:27

Like many other Soviet aircraft it was copied from a German design.


hans2603, e-mail, 14.06.2011 17:34

designed by focke wulff in germany ( FW 189 )


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