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Soviet Union's Tchetverikov MDR-6 reconnaissance flying boat

Design

In 1936 the Tchetverikov MDR-6 was designed.

Production

  • Total:
    • Manufacturer: State Industries

Variants

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

Usage

The MDR-6 became operational in 1939 and weren't withdrawn from service until the 1950s.

Specifications

  Tchetverikov MDR-6
Type Reconnaissance
Crew 5
Engine (Type) 2: M.63
Cylinders Radial 9
Cooling Air
HP 1,100 each
Propeller blades  
Fuel capacity  
Dimensions  
Span 64' 11"
Length 48' 2"
Height  
Wing area  
Weight  
Empty  
Loaded 14,991 lb
Performance  
Speed  
Speed @ 16,400' 224 mph
Cruising speed  
Climb  
Service ceiling 29,500'
Range 746 miles
Armament 2: MG
Bombs 1,220 lb
  Tchetverikov MDR-6A
Type  
Crew  
Engine (Type) 2: Klimov M.105A
Cylinders V 12
Cooling Liquid
HP 1,100 each
Propeller blades  
Fuel capacity  
Dimensions  
Span  
Length  
Height  
Wing area  
Weight  
Empty  
Loaded  
Performance  
Speed  
Cruising speed  
Climb  
Service ceiling  
Range  
Armament  
  Tchetverikov MDR-6B
Type  
Crew  
Engine (Type) 2: Klimov M.105
Cylinders  
Cooling  
HP 1,260 each
Propeller blades  
Fuel capacity  
Dimensions  
Span  
Length  
Height  
Wing area  
Weight  
Empty  
Loaded  
Performance  
Speed 175 mph
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