Polikarpov MP

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Polikarpov MP
Role Transport
National origin Soviet Union
Manufacturer Polikarpov
First flight 1943
Number built 1
Developed from Polikarpov BDP-2

The Polikarpov MP was a Soviet transport aircraft developed by Polikarpov during World War II.

Design[edit]

The MP was an all-wood high wing transport design based on the Polikarpov BDP-2 assault glider, bcapable of carrying 20 troops and a pilot.[1]

Specifications[edit]

Data from Aircraft of the Soviet Union : the encyclopaedia of Soviet aircraft since 1917[2], Ecured[3]

General characteristics

  • 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: 44.7 m2 (481 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 2,420 kg (5,335 lb)
  • Gross weight: 3,500 kg (7,716 lb)
  • Fuel capacity: 365 kg (805 lb) fuel and oil
  • Powerplant: 2 × Shvetsov M-11F 5-cylindetr air-cooled radial piston engines, 108 kW (145 hp) each
  • Propellers: 2-bladed fixed-pitch propellers

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 172 km/h (107 mph, 93 kn) at sea level
  • Landing speed: 98 km/h (61 mph; 53 kn)
  • Range: 930 km (580 mi, 500 nmi) at 130 km/h (81 mph; 70 kn)
  • Endurance: 7 hours
  • Service ceiling: 2,000 m (6,600 ft)
  • Time to altitude: 10,009 m (32,838 ft) in 12 minutes 30 seconds
  • Wing loading: 78.5 kg/m2 (16.1 lb/sq ft)
  • Take-off distance: 480 m (1,570 ft) at 3,500 kg (7,700 lb)

Armament

  • Guns: 7 × light infantry machine guns

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MP, Polikarpov". ram-home.com (in Russian). Moscow. Retrieved 30 January 2019.
  2. ^ Gunston, Bill (1983). Aircraft of the Soviet Union : the encyclopaedia of Soviet aircraft since 1917. London: Osprey. pp. 252–253. ISBN 978-0850454451.
  3. ^ "Polikarpov MP". Ecured (Cuban Wiki) (in Spanish). Havana. Retrieved 30 January 2019.