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Nikitin PSN-2
 
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The PSN-2 was a single seat glider floatplane designed to test the concept and guidance equipment for a range of guided glider bombs proposed by S.F. Valk in 1933. Designed by M.M. Yefimothe Nikitin PSN-2, (Planer Spetsial'nogo Naznachenaya - glider for special purpose) was designed by MM Yefimov and produced in the USSR from 1934 by V.V. Nikitin.
 
Constructed of wood, the PSN-2 was a sleek monoplane aircraft with two floats attached to the wing with struts, an open cockpit in the extreme nose of the fuselage and extra fins at the aft end of each float. The PSN-2 could be carried aloft under a mother-ship or aero-towed off water. Beaching gear was available for manoeuvring the aircraft when not on the water.
 
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A prototype was built at factories No. 23 and No. 379. First flown in June 1940, the planned mission of the pilotless production version of PSN-2 included a 40 km (25.85 mile) range flown at 700 km/h (435 mph), guided to the target with the KVANT Infra-red guidance system. Flight testing was carried out in 1940, but work was discontinued on 19 July 1940 after an order from the commissioner of the naval forces. Between July 1 and 23, 1940, three tows were carried out over the water and 10 take-offs with flight heights of up to 275 meters. A Beriev MBR-2 was used as a tug.
 
Only the one was built.
 
PSN-2
Wingspan: 7m
Wing area: 9.47 sq.m
Length: 7.7m
Height with floats: 2.7 m  
Empty weight: 830 kg
Loaded weight: 1,800 kg
Maximum speed: 168 km / h
Seats: 1
 
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