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General characteristics
2 peopleCrew
4.3 tTake-off weight
Flight characteristics
Tumansky M-88Engine
airCooling system
Speed of destruction
620 km/hStructural
450 km/hGear
Offensive armament
4 x 7.62 mm ShKAS machine gunWeapon 1
3 400 roundsAmmunition
1 800 shots/minFire rate
Defensive armament
7.62 mm ShKAS machine gunTurret
900 roundsAmmunition
1 800 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
4 x 50 kg FAB-50 (forged) bombSetup 1
4 x 100 kg FAB-100 (forged) bombSetup 2
12 x 50 kg FAB-50 (forged) bombSetup 3
6 x 100 kg FAB-100 (forged) bombSetup 4
2 x 250 kg FAB-250M43 bombSetup 5
4 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
2 100 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png750 / 944/420 / 528/260 / 327Repair
600 Sl icon.pngCrew training
2 100 Sl icon.pngExperts
40 Ge icon.pngAces
× (100) % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
This page is about the Russian attacker BB-1. For other uses, see Su-2 (Family).


The BB-1 in the garage

The BB-1 is a rank I Russian attacker with a battle rating of 1.7 (AB/SB) and 1.3 (RB). This aircraft has been in the game since the start of the Open Beta Test prior to Update 1.29.

General info

Flight Performance

Max Speed
(km/h at 6,600 m)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
444 435 24.2 24.7 7.5 7.5 420
Max Speed
(km/h at 6,600 m)
Max altitude (meters) Turn time (seconds) Rate of climb
Take-off run (meters)
490 467 22.1 23.0 15.2 9.8 420


Combat flap Take-off flap Landing flap Air brakes Arrestor gear
Wing-break speed
Gear limit
Combat flap
Max Static G
+ -
620 450  ??? ~?? ~?
Optimal velocities
< ??? < ??? < ??? > ???
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
 ?,??? m  ??? hp  ?,??? hp

Survivability and armour

  • No armour plating
  • No armour glazing
  • Critical components located at the front of aircraft (fuel, pilot, engine, controls)
  • More fuel tanks located in wings near the fuselage


Offensive armament

Usage in battles

The BB-1 is one of the best low-BR ground attackers available. It can take up to 12 50kg bombs, with 8 of these being carried on the wings and an additional 4 in the bomb bay. These 4 can be dropped individually instead of 2 at a time like the wing-mounted ones. The aircraft also has a bomb sight, which can be very useful for precise bombing and allows you to set a 0 second fuse as you don't have to get close enough to be injured by it. It can also fight other fighters, having decent performance and a good turn rate, as well as quite a lot of firepower.

This aircraft is an all-rounder, able to destroy almost all ground targets. It has a rear gunner, but it's usefulness is limited due to it's limited firepower combined with the plane's already good turn rate, making the plane able to turn-fight. It can still be used, however, and if you are lucky you might score a few extra ground hits with it once your ammo has run out.

Manual Engine Control

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
Controllable Not controllable Not controllable Not controllable Separate Not ontrollable Not controllable


Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage Repair Radiator
II Compressor Airframe
III Wings Repair Engine
IV Engine Injection Cover

Pros and cons


  • Very effective guns
  • Large bombload
  • Bomb bay to hold bombs and prevent drag
  • Decent performance
  • Has Bombsight
  • Good maneuverability and responsive controls


  • No armour


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In-game description

"OKB Sukhoi BB-1 (Su-2) ""Ivanov"" Short-Range Bomber with M-87 engine.

A single-engine, mixed-construction monoplane light bomber with retractable landing gear and tail wheel. This project was developed as an entry in the 1936 competition for the best high-speed long-range ground-attack reconnaissance plane, to be known as the ""Ivanov."" The design and construction were completed in a record time of 6 months. The first flight of the SZ-1 (SZ: ""Stalin's Mission""), with an M-62 engine, was made on August 25, 1937.

The prototype selected for mass production was the SZ-3, equipped with an M-87 engine. In March of 1939, even before government tests were completed, the ""Ivanov"" airplane (with the M-87A engine) was accepted by the Red Army Air Force. It entered mass production under the designation BB-1 (short-range bomber one).

Unlike the prototypes, the production model had a mixed construction. The fuselage was a wooden monocoque with plywood paneling, and the wings and stabilizer were metal. This choice was made because, due to the many all-metal aircraft in the USSR at the time, metal was in short supply.

The first production aircraft were fitted with air-cooled radial 14-cylinder OKB Tumansky M-87 engines, rated at 950 hp. The aircraft's armament included a battery of 4 fixed ShKAS 7.62mm machine guns with 850 rounds each, mounted in pairs on each wing. To protect the aircraft's rear, the navigator had a rotating MB-5 turret with another 7.62mm machine gun with 900 rounds of ammunition. The prototypes had a ventral MB-2 turret with a ShKAS machine gun, but this was removed as it seemed unlikely that any enemy fighter attacks would come from below when the plane was flying at a low altitude. However, it was soon shown that this was a poor decision, as such attacks were frequent in actual combat.

The plane's usual bomb load, when flying at its maximum range, was 400 kilograms. Overweight capacity was up to 600 kilograms. The maximum bomb load was 1200 kilograms. Bombs of up to 100 kilograms could be placed both in the internal bomb bay and suspended under the outer wings. KD-1 or KD-2 bomb racks were used to carry and drop these bombs. Rockets were not carried."


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See also

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USSR attackers
Su  BB-1 · Su-2 MV-5 · Su-2 TSS-1 · Su-2 (M-82) · Su-6 (AM-42) · Su-6 (M-71F)
IL-2  IL-2 (1941) · IL-2 (1942) · IL-2M (1943) · IL-2M type 3 · IL-2M "Avenger" · IL-2-37
IL-10  IL-10 · IL-10 (1946)
Yak  Yak-2 KABB
  Tandem MAI