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Polikarpov Po-2 (Mule) Multi-Purpose Biplane


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

 Updated: 5/12/2016; Authored By Staff Writer; Content ¬©www.MilitaryFactory.com

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Polikarpov U-2 (Mule) Technical Specifications



Service Year: 1929
Type: Multi-Purpose Biplane
National Origin: Soviet Union
Manufacturer(s): Polikarpov OKB - Soviet Union
Production Total: 40,200


Structural (Crew Space, Dimensions and Weights)



Operating Crew (Typical): 2
Overall Length: 26.80 feet (8.17 meters)
Overall Width: 37.40 feet (11.40 meters)
Overall Height: 10.17 feet (3.10 meters)

Weight (Empty): 1,698 lb (770 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 2,976 lb (1,350 kg)

Installed Power and Standard Day Performance



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

Maximum Speed: 94 mph (152 kph; 82 knots)
Maximum Range: 391 miles (630 km)
Service Ceiling: 9,843 feet (3,000 meters; 1.86 miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 546 feet-per-minute (166 m/min)

Armament / Mission Payload



OPTIONAL (depending on model):
1 x 7.62mm ShKAS machine gun

OPTIONAL:
6 x 110lb bombs

Global Operators / Customers



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

Model Variants (Including Prototypes)



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