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

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

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Specifications for the
Polikarpov Po-2 (Mule)
Multi-Purpose Biplane

Focus Model: Polikarpov U-2 (Mule)
Country of Origin: Soviet Union
Manufacturer: Polikarpov - Soviet Union
Initial Year of Service: 1929
Production: 40,200

Crew: 2

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

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

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

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

6 x 110lb bombs

Variants: [ SHOW / HIDE ]

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