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Polikarpov Po-2 (U-2, U-2LNB)
Technical Information

Background
The aircraft was designed by Nikolai Polikarpov to replace the U-1 trainer. In Russian, nicknamed "Kukuruznik" meaning "maize duster" or "crop duster". Postwar NATO nickname "Mule". The reliable, uncomplicated as well as a low-cost ground attack, aerial reconnaissance, psychological warfare and liaison aircraft during war, proving to be one of the most versatile light combat types to be built in USSR and remained in production for a longer period of time than any other Soviet aircraft.

Production
An estimated 40,000 were built between 1928 and 1953

Technical Details
Crew  Two (pilot, observer)
Engine  1 × Shvetsov M-11D 5-cylinder radial engine, 93 kW (125 hp)
Span  11.40 m
Length  8.17 m
Height  3.10 m
Maximum Speed  94 mph
Range  391 miles
Armament  (nose) 1 × 7.62 mm ShKAS machine gun
Bombload  (wings) 110 lb in bombs (6 x 50kg)
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