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Tupolev ANT-35 / PS-35


The Tupolev ANT-35 all-metal light passenger transport prototype was based on the SB-2 bomber, and was flown initially on 20 August 1936. Of low-wing configuration with retractable main landing gear units, it was powered by two 597kW Gnome-Rhone 14K radials, later replaced by Soviet M-85s; its near circular-section fuselage accommodated a crew of two or three and 10 passengers. The improved ANT-35bis prototype was followed by nine series aircraft powered by 746kW M-62IR engines, and the type entered service with Aeroflot as the PS-35, delivered from 1937 to 1939. After June 1941 several were used for liaison and VIP transport, this 20.80m span aircraft having a maximum speed of 372km/h and a range of 1640km.

Engines: 2 x M-85
Max take-off weight: 6620 kg / 14595 lb
Wingspan: 20.8 m / 68 ft 3 in
Length: 15.0 m / 49 ft 3 in
Height: 5.9 m / 19 ft 4 in
Wing area: 58.0 sq.m / 624.31 sq ft
Max. speed: 376 km/h / 234 mph
Cruise speed: 350 km/h / 217 mph
Ceiling: 7200 m / 23600 ft
Range: 1600 km / 994 miles
Crew: 2
Passengers: 10

Tupolev ANT-35 / PS-35



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