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Petlyakov Pe-2

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Petlyakov Pe-2
Nicolas, Dec 27, 2008
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      Petlyakov Pe-2

      Type: Light/Medium Bomber
      Total built: 11,427
      Wartime Service: 1941-1945
      Range: max. 1100 miles
      Ceiling: 30,000 ft
      Airspeed: max. 360 mph
      Crew: 3
      Payload: max. 3,520 pounds
      Armament: 20mm and/or 12.7mm and/or 7.62mm
      Power plant: 2× Klimov M-105PF liquid-cooled V-12, 1,210 hp each
      Notes: Designed by Victor Petlyakov, the Pe-2 developed a reputation as an accurate bomber that was capable of escaping German fighters. The Pe-2 played a key role in providing tactical bombing and ground support to the Red Army.
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