Air International 1979-08
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??? - From Sotka to Peska /Warbirds/
Several Pe-2s are preserved in museums in the Soviet Union, Czechoslovakia and Poland, that illustrated here being a Pe-2FT preserved at the Polish Army Museum in Warsaw. The Polish Air Force was the first recipient of the Petlyakov bomber after the V-VS, although a number of captured examples were used earlier by the Finnish air arm. The Pe-2 was also used subsequently by the Bulgarian, Chinese, Czechoslovak and Yugoslav air forces, being finally phased out of V-VS service in the early 'fifties.
Классическая фотография Пе-2, вероятно, это самый известный снимок "Пешки", подчеркивающий чистоту ее обводов. С 1942 года Пе-2 почти всегда действовали под прикрытием истребителей.
A formation of Pe-2FTs. Note the open hatch and windscreen above gunner's compartment.
An early production Pe-2 captured by the Wehrmacht during the opening weeks of the Soviet-German conflict
An early production Pe-2 taxying for take-off during operations from a forward airstrip during the summer of 1942
A close-up of a Pe-2FT showing clearly the glazed and flattened underside of the fuselage nose.
A formation of Pe-2FTs flying with aft-firing ventral gun deployed. This gun was fired by the radio operator and aimed by means of a periscopic sight.
Petlyakov Pe-2
The general arrangement drawing depicts the early production M-105R-engined Pe-2, the additional sideview drawings depicting: (1) 1941-2 production M-105R-powered Pe-2 FT; (2) Pe-3 two-seat fighter; (3) Pe-3bis two-seat fighter-bomber; (4) 1942-43 production M-105PF-powered Pe-2FT; (5) Pe-2 experimentally fitted with M-82 engines, and (6) Pe-2UT.
The most radically revised derivative of the basic Pe-2 was the Pe-2I intended as a two-seat high-speed dive bomber and evolved under the aegis of Vladimir Myasishchev. Plans to manufacture this model in series were abandoned late in the conflict.
The most radically revised derivative of the basic Pe-2 was the Pe-2I intended as a two-seat high-speed dive bomber and evolved under the aegis of Vladimir Myasishchev. Plans to manufacture this model in series were abandoned late in the conflict.
The sideview drawings depicting: (2) Pe-3 two-seat fighter; (3) Pe-3bis two-seat fighter-bomber;
The VI-100 in the form in which it was originally flown
Pe-2UT
The sideview drawing depicting Pe-2 experimentally fitted with M-82 engines