Bolkhovitinov S (Sparka) Technical Specifications
Service Year: 1940
Type: High-Speed, Two-Seat, Twin-Engine Bomber Prototype Aircraft
National Origin: Soviet Union
Manufacturer(s): Bolkhovitinov - Soviet Union
Production Total: 2
Structural (Crew Space, Dimensions and Weights)
Operating Crew (Typical): 1
Overall Length: 43.31 feet (13.2 meters)
Overall Width: 45.28 feet (13.80 meters)
Overall Height: 9.84 feet (3.00 meters)
Weight (Empty): 9,480 lb (4,300 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 12,467 lb (5,655 kg)
Installed Power and Standard Day Performance
Propulsion: 2 x Klimov M-103 V12 liquid-cooled inline piston engine developing 960 horsepower each.
Maximum Speed: 354 mph (570 kph; 308 knots)
Maximum Range: 435 miles (700 km)
Armament / Mission Payload
1 x 7.62mm ShKAS machine gun on trainable mounting in rear cockpit position (EARLY).
2 x 12.7mm UBT machine guns on trainable mounting in rear cockpit position (LATE).
Up to 882lb of conventional drop ordnance (held vertically) in internal bomb bay.
Global Operators / Customers
Soviet Union (cancelled)
Model Variants (Including Prototypes)
Bolkhovitinov S - Base Series Name
Bolkhovitinov I - Dimensionally larger dive bomber / fighter form developed by A.M. Isayev.
Bolkhovitinov D - Proposed twin tandem-engine heavy bomber form.