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Soviet Union's Tchetverikov MDR-6 reconnaissance flying boat

Design

In 1936 the Tchetverikov MDR-6 was designed.1

Production

  • Total:
    • Manufacturer: State Industries1

Variants

  • Tchetverikov MDR-6:
  • Tchetverikov MDR-6A:
  • Tchetverikov MDR-6B: Cargo size doubled.1

Usage

The MDR-6 became operational in 1939 and weren't withdrawn from service until the 1950s.1

Specifications

  Tchetverikov MDR-61
Type Reconnaissance1
Crew 51
Engine (Type) 2: M.631
Cylinders Radial 91
Cooling Air1
HP 1,100 each1
Propeller blades  
Fuel capacity  
Dimensions  
Span 64' 11"1
Length 48' 2"1
Height  
Wing area  
Weight  
Empty  
Loaded 14,991 lb1
Performance  
Speed  
Speed @ 16,400' 224 mph1
Cruising speed  
Climb  
Service ceiling 29,500'1
Range 746 miles1
Armament 2: MG1
Bombs 1,220 lb1
  Tchetverikov MDR-6A1
Type  
Crew  
Engine (Type) 2: Klimov M.105A1
Cylinders V 121
Cooling Liquid1
HP 1,100 each1
Propeller blades  
Fuel capacity  
Dimensions  
Span  
Length  
Height  
Wing area  
Weight  
Empty  
Loaded  
Performance  
Speed  
Cruising speed  
Climb  
Service ceiling  
Range  
Armament  
  Tchetverikov MDR-6B1
Type  
Crew  
Engine (Type) 2: Klimov M.1051
Cylinders  
Cooling  
HP 1,260 each1
Propeller blades  
Fuel capacity  
Dimensions  
Span  
Length  
Height  
Wing area  
Weight  
Empty  
Loaded  
Performance  
Speed 175 mph1
Cruising speed  
Climb  
Service ceiling  
Range  
Armament  

Sources:

  1. World War II Airplanes Volume 2, Enzo Angelucci, Paolo Matricardi, 1976
20th Century American Military History Crucial Site