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Yermolayev Yer-2


Medium Bomber Aircraft


The Yermoleyev Yer-2 is a little-remembered long-range medium-class bomber of the Soviet Air Force of the World War 2 period.
Authored By: Staff Writer | Edited: 3/29/2019
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Specifications


Year: 1941
Status: Retired, Out-of-Service
Manufacturer(s): Yermolaev / Yermolayev OKB - Soviet Union
Production: 128
Crew: 4
Length: 53.87 ft (16.42 m)
Width: 75.46 ft (23 m)
Height: 15.81 ft (4.82 m)
Weight (Empty): 23,049 lb (10,455 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 41,006 lb (18,600 kg)
Power: 2 x Charomsky ACh-30B V-12 diesel-fueled engines developing 1,500 horsepower each and driving three bladed propeller units.
Speed: 261 mph (420 kph; 227 kts)
Ceiling: 23,622 feet (7,200 m; 4.47 miles)
Range: 3,418 miles (5,500 km; 2,970 nm)
Operators: Soviet Union






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Armament



STANDARD:
1 x 12.7mm UBT Heavy Machine Gun (HMG) on trainable mounting at nose.
1 x 12.7mm UBT HMG on trainable mounting at ventral position.
1 x 20mm ShVAK autocannon in dorsal turret.

OPTIONAL:
Up to 11,025lb of conventional drop bombs held in an internal bomb bay.

Variants / Models



• Yer-2 - Base Series Designation; definitive production form; powered by 2 x M-105 engines; 128 examples completed.
• DB-240
• Yer-2/AM-37)
• Yer-2/M-40F)
• Yer-2/ACh-30B
• Yer-2ON
• Yer-2N
• Yer-2/MB-100
• Yer-4
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