Polikarpov TIS (Samolet A Prototype) Technical Specifications
Service Year: 1944
Type: Heavy Escort Fighter Prototype
National Origin: Soviet Union
Manufacturer(s): Polikarpov OKB - Soviet Union
Production Total: 2
Structural (Crew Space, Dimensions and Weights)
Operating Crew (Typical): 2
Overall Length: 38.39 feet (11.7 meters)
Overall Width: 50.85 feet (15.50 meters)
Overall Height: 14.27 feet (4.35 meters)
Weight (Empty): 12,787 lb (5,800 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 17,284 lb (7,840 kg)
Installed Power and Standard Day Performance
Propulsion: 2 x Mikulin AM-37 V12 liquid-cooled inline piston engines developing 1,400 horsepower each and driving three-bladed propellers.
Maximum Speed: 345 mph (555 kph; 300 knots)
Maximum Range: 1,069 miles (1,720 km)
Service Ceiling: 33,629 feet (10,250 meters; 6.37 miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 2,250 feet-per-minute (686 m/min)
Armament / Mission Payload
2 x 20mm ShVAK cannons in wing roots
4 x 7.62mm ShKAS machine guns in nose
1 x 7.62mm ShKAS machine gun in rear-facing dorsal position.
1 x 7.62mm ShKAS machine gun in rear-facing ventral position.
2 x 37mm cannons
2 x 12.7mm heavy machine guns
Global Operators / Customers
Soviet Union (cancelled)
Model Variants (Including Prototypes)
TIS - Base Series Designation
Samolet A - First prototype fitting Mikulin Am-37 engines of 1,400 horsepower; armament of 2 x 20mm cannons with 4 x 7.62mm machine guns; 2 x 7.62mm machine guns on trainable mountings for local defense.
Samolet MA - Second prototype fitting Mikulin AM-38 engines of 1,665 horsepower; revised armament of 2 x 37mm cannons with 2 x 12.7mm HMG.