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    Polikarpov Po-2 (Mule) Multi-Purpose Biplane (1929)

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    Polikarpov Po-2 (Mule) Multi-Purpose Biplane (1929)

    The Polikarpov Po-2 represents the most-produced biplane of all time.





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     SPECIFICATIONS 


    Polikarpov U-2 (Mule)
    Type: Multi-Purpose Biplane
    National Origin: Soviet Union [ VIEW ]
    Manufacturer(s): Polikarpov OKB - Soviet Union [ VIEW ]
    Introduction: 1929
    Production Total: 40,200 [ VIEW ]

     GLOBAL OPERATORS 


    Albania; Bulgaria; China; Czechoslovakia; Finland; France; Germany; East Germany; Hungary; Mongolia; North Korea; Poland; Romania; Soviet Union; Turkey; Yugoslavia


     CHARACTERISTICS 


    Crew: 2
    Length: 26.80 feet (8.17 meters)
    Width: 37.40 feet (11.40 meters)
    Height: 10.17 feet (3.10 meters)
    Weight (Empty): 1,698 lb (770 kg)
    Weight (MTOW): 2,976 lb (1,350 kg)


     STANDARD DAY PERFORMANCE 


    Maximum Speed: 94 mph (152 kmh; 82 knots)
    Maximum Range: 391 miles (630 km)
    Service Ceiling: 9,843 feet (3,000 meters; 1.9 miles)
    Rate-of-Climb: 546 feet-per-minute (166 m/min)


     INSTALLED POWER 


    Powerplant: 1 x Shvetsov M-11D 5-cylinder radial piston engine developing 125 horsepower.


     ARMAMENT / MISSION PAYLOAD 


    Hardpoints: 6
    Armament / Mission Payload:
    OPTIONAL (depending on model):
    1 x 7.62mm ShKAS machine gun

    OPTIONAL:
    6 x 110lb bombs


     VARIANTS 


    U-2

    U-2A

    U-2AO

    U-2AP

    U-2G

    U-2KL

    U-2LSh

    U-2LPL

    U-2M

    U-2P

    U-2S

    U-2SS

    U-2ShS

    U-2SP

    U-2SPL

    U-2UT

    U-2LNB

    U-2VS

    U-2NAK

    U-3

    U-4

    Po-2

    Po-2A

    Po-2GN

    Po-2L

    Po-2P

    Po-2S

    Po-2S-1

    Po-2S-2

    Po-2S-3

    Po-2ShS

    Po-2SP

    RV-23

    CSS-13

    CSS S-13

    E-23


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