|National origin||Soviet Union|
Polikarpov BDP-2 was a Soviet transport glider developed by Polikarpov during World War II.
After Polikarpov's initial design for an assault glider, given the designation BDP (Boyevoi Desantnyi Planer – troops assault glider), to compete with the Antonov A-7 and Gribovskii G-11 was rejected, the design was re-surrected, in modified form, in 1942, as the BDP-2.
The BDP-2 was an all-wood high wing glider capable of carrying 20 troops and a pilot. The BDP-2 took-off on jettisonable twin wheel dollies and landed on large wooden skids either side of the fuselage.
- Crew: 1
- Capacity: 20 troops
- Length: 13.5 m (44 ft 3 in)
- Wingspan: 20 m (65 ft 7 in)
- Height: 3.2 m (10 ft 6 in)
- Wing area: 44.72 m2 (481.4 sq ft)
- Empty weight: 1,923 kg (4,239 lb)
- Gross weight: 3,000 kg (6,614 lb)
- Guns: 7 × light infantry machine guns