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Polikarpov Po-2 (Mule) Multi-Purpose Biplane (1929)

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 2/20/2013

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

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Specifications for the
Polikarpov Po-2 (Mule)
Multi-Purpose Biplane


Focus Model: Polikarpov U-2 (Mule)
Country of Origin: Soviet Union
Manufacturer: Polikarpov - Soviet Union
Initial Year of Service: 1929
Production: 40,200


Crew: 2


Length: 26.80 ft (8.17 m)
Width: 37.40 ft (11.40 m)
Height: 10.17ft (3.10 m)
Weight (Empty): 1,698 lb (770 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 2,976 lb (1,350 kg)


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


Maximum Speed: 94 mph (152kmh; 82 kts)
Maximum Range: 391 miles (630km)
Service Ceiling: 9,843 ft (3,000 m; 1.9 miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 546 feet per minute (166 m/min)


Hardpoints: 6
Armament Suite:
OPTIONAL (depending on model):
1 x 7.62mm ShKAS machine gun

OPTIONAL:
6 x 110lb bombs


Variants:
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


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