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.
An early production Pe-2 captured by the Wehrmacht during the opening weeks of the Soviet-German conflict
A close-up of a Pe-2FT showing clearly the glazed and flattened underside of the fuselage nose.
An early production Pe-2 taxying for take-off during operations from a forward airstrip during the summer of 1942
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.
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.
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 sideview drawings depicting: (2) Pe-3 two-seat fighter; (3) Pe-3bis two-seat fighter-bomber;
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 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