Specifications for the
Petlyakov Pe-2 (Pawn)
Dive Bomber / Light Bomber
Focus Model: Petlyakov Pe-2 (Pawn)
Country of Origin: Soviet Union
Manufacturer: Petlyakov - Soviet Union
Initial Year of Service: 1941
Length: 41.54 ft (12.66 m)
Width: 56.30 ft (17.16 m)
Height: 13.12ft (4.00 m)
Weight (Empty): 12,954 lb (5,876 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 18,730 lb (8,496 kg)
Powerplant: 2 x Klimov M-105R water-cooled inline engines generating 1,100 horsepower.
Maximum Speed: 336 mph (540 kmh; 292 kts)
Maximum Range: 932 miles (1,500 km)
Service Ceiling: 28,871 ft (8,800 m; 5.5 miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 2,344 feet-per-minute (714 m/min)
2 x 7.62mm fixed machine guns in OR 1 x 7.62mm and 1 x 12.7mm machine guns fixed, forward-firing mountings in nose.
1 x 7.62mm machine gun OR 1 x 12.7mm machine gun in dorsal stations.
1 x 7.62mm machine gun in ventral station
1 x 7.62mm machine gun at midships (optional)
Maximum ordnance load of 2,646lbs to 3,520lbs.
VI-100 - High-altitude, high-performance design from which the Pe-2 is derived from.
PB-100 - Prototype dive bomber aircraft of which two produced.
Pe-2 - Official Series Model Designation based on the PB-100 prototype design; initial production models.
Pe-2B - Standardized bomber of 1944 onwards
Pe-2D - Three-seat bomber; fitted with 2 x Klimov VK-107A engines
Pe-2FT - Definitive Pe-2 tactical bomber; fitted with 2 x Klimov M-105PF of 1,260 horsepower; 7.62mm machine gun in dorsal turret; sans dive brakes.
Pe-2I - Fighter-Bomber derivative fitted with VK-107A 1,620hp engines; remote-controlled tail machine gun; improved performance; designed by Myasishchev.
Pe-2K - Fitted with radial piston engines; limited production
Pe-2M - Fighter-Bomber derivative fitted with VK-107A 1,620hp engines and improved armament.
Pe-2MV - Fitted with 20mm ShVAK cannons and 2 x 12.7mm machine guns underfuselage; 7.62mm machine gun in dorsal turret position.
Pe-2R - Dedicated Reconnaissance Variant; increased service range; limited production.
Pe-2S - Two-seat trainer
Pe-2Sh - Proposed prototype with 2 x 20mm cannons and 1 x 12.7mm machine gun underfuselage.
Pe-2VI - High-Altitude Fighter
Pe-2UTI - Dual-Control Trainer Variant
Pe-3 - Night Fighter / Heavy Fighter Version
Pe-4 - Fighter variant; limited production
B-32 - Czech designation for Pe-2FT
CB-32 - Czech designation for Pe-2UTI trainers
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