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Tupolev ANT-22 Aircraft Information

Tupolev ANT-22

ANT-22 and MK-1

Manufacturer: Tupolev
First flight: 1934

The Tupolev ANT-22 (also known as the MK-1) was a large flying boat built in the Soviet Union in 1934. A huge aircraft consisting of two hulls and powered by six engines in three nacelles in a push-pull configuration, it was a follow-up to the ANT-8. Its enormous weight severely crippled its performance; it never got beyond the experimental stage.

Operators

Soviet Union

Soviet Naval Aviation

Specifications (ANT-22)

Data from The Osprey Encyclopedia of Russian Aircraft 1875-1995

General characteristics

Crew: 8
Length: 24.1 m (79 ft 0¾ in)
Wingspan: 51.0 m (167 ft 3⅞ in)
Height: 8.96 m (29 ft 4⅔ in)
Wing area: 304.5 m² (3,278 ft²)
Empty weight: 21,663 kg (47,758 lb)
Gross weight: 33,560 kg (73,986 lb)
Powerplant: 6 x— Mikulin M-34R, 612 kW (820 hp) each

Performance

Maximum speed: 233 km/h (145 mph)
Cruising speed: 180 km/h (112 mph)
Range: 1,350 km (840 miles)
Endurance: 7 hours
Service ceiling: 3,500 m (11,500 ft)
Rate of climb: 1.6 m/s (318 ft/min)

Armament

2 x— 20 mm Oerlikon cannon (one in left dorsal turret and one in right nose turret)
2 x— 7.62 mm ShKAS machine gun (one in right dorsal turret and one in left nose turret)
2 x— 7.62mm DA machine guns (one in each tail turret)
6,000 kg (13,200 lb) bombs under wing centre section

Duffy, Paul; Andrei Kandalov (1996). Tupolev The Man and His Aircraft. Shrewsbury, UK: Airlife. ISBN 1 85310 728 X.
Gunston, Bill (1995). The Osprey Encyclopedia of Russian Aircraft 1875-1995. London: Osprey. ISBN 1 85532 405 9.
Nohara, Shigeru (2007). 日本の飛行艇 (Imperial Japanese Navy Flying Boat). Tokyo: Kojinsha. pp. 37. ISBN 9784-7698-1363-7 C0095.

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