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General characteristics
3 peopleCrew
5.00 tTake-off weight
Flight characteristics
5000 mCeiling
Mikulin AM-34NBEngine
waterCooling system
Speed of destruction
405 km/hStructural
450 km/hGear
Defensive armament
7.62 mm ShKAS machine gunTurret
1500 roundsAmmunition
1800 shots/minFire rate
7.62 mm ShKAS machine gunTurret
1000 roundsAmmunition
1800 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
8 x 50 kg FAB-50sv (forged) bombSetup 1
2 x 100 kg FAB-100sv (forged) bomb
6 x 50 kg FAB-50sv (forged) bomb
Setup 2
4 x 100 kg FAB-100sv (forged) bombSetup 3
2 x 250 kg FAB-250sv bombSetup 4
Sl icon.png1100/1200/440Repair
450 Sl icon.pngCrew training
3000 Sl icon.pngExperts
40 Ge icon.pngAces
100 × 2 Talisman.png % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
80 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png70 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png20 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png


GarageImage MBR-2-M-34.jpg

The MBR-2-M-34 is a premium gift rank I Soviet bomber with a battle rating of 1.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced during Update 1.57 "Battle March" and was obtainable during the 2016 "Chronicles of World War II" after completing 15 "Aircraft Tasks".

General info

Flight performance

Describe how the aircraft behaves in the air. Speed, manoeuvrability, acceleration and allowable loads - these are the most important characteristics of the vehicle.

Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 5,000 m)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
Stock 270 265 5000 18.5 19.1 3.0 3.0 450
Upgraded 280 275 17.5 18.0 4.5 3.8


Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
405 450 520 520 320 ~7 ~3
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 220 < 220 < 230 > 322

Survivability and armour

Examine the survivability of the aircraft. Note how vulnerable the structure is and how secure the pilot is, whether the fuel tanks are armoured, etc. Describe the armour, if there is any, and also mention the vulnerability of other critical aircraft systems.


Suspended armament

The MBR-2-M-34 can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

  • 8 x 50 kg FAB-50 bombs (400 kg total)
  • 2 x 100 kg FAB-100 bombs + 6 x 50 kg FAB-50 bombs (500 kg total)
  • 4 x 100 kg FAB-100 bombs (400 kg total)
  • 2 x 250 kg FAB-250M43 bombs (500 kg total)

Defensive armament

Main article: ShKAS (7.62 mm)

The MBR-2-M-34 is defended by:

  • 1 x 7.62 mm ShKAS machine gun, nose turret (1,000 rpg)
  • 1 x 7.62 mm ShKAS machine gun, dorsal turret (1,500 rpg)

Usage in battles

Describe the tactics of playing in the aircraft, the features of using aircraft in a team and advice on tactics. Refrain from creating a "guide" - do not impose a single point of view, but instead, give the reader food for thought. Examine the most dangerous enemies and give recommendations on fighting them. If necessary, note the specifics of the game in different modes (AB, RB, SB).

Manual Engine Control

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
Not controllable Not controllable
Not auto controlled
Not controllable
Not auto controlled
Not auto controlled
Combined Not controllable
1 gear
Not controllable


Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage repair Turret 7 mm
II Airframe New 7 mm MGs (turret) DER-33
III Wings repair Engine
IV Cover
This is a premium vehicle: all modifications are unlocked on purchase

Pros and cons


  • Surprisingly manoeuvrable, especially with its combat flaps
  • Ability to land on water (Rivers, lakes, oceans and so on.)
  • Purchasable winter camo helps to hide in snowy maps
  • Decent amount of ammunition for gunners
  • Thanks to sturdy construction the plane is quite forgiving when landing


  • No armour protection for crew or critical components
  • Large unprotected non-self sealing fuel tanks
  • Large exposed top mounted engine
  • Engine limits the targeting angles of the gunners
  • Very vulnerable from attacks coming from below


The MBR-2 was a Soviet multi-purpose (including reconnaissance) flying boat. It entered service in the Soviet Navy in 1935 and 1,365 were built, in 6 versions. Some were used by foreign countries, including Finland and North Korea. In the Soviet Union, it sometimes carried the nickname of "Kорова" (cow) and "Амбар" (barn). After the Second World war, the plane was used to watch over fishing areas.

It saw extensive service during the Soviet-Finnish winter war between 1939 and 1940, and against Germany from June 1941. It demonstrated reliability and robustness throughout these conflicts. Several MBR-2s returned safely to missions after receiving enemy fire. The MBR-2 was able to be equipped with wheels or skis, thus adapting to many areas of operation. Faced with the shortage of aircraft in flight, its armament was adopted in June 1941 by the Soviet authorities to carry out night bombardments, then diurnal. It's very slow speed made it very useful for submarine hunting.

The in-game MBR-2 is the MBR-2bis (also known as MBR-2AM-34). It was developed in 1935 as an improved version, powered by the Mikulin AM-34N engine, and fitted with an enclosed cockpit, a dorsal gun-turret and enlarged vertical tail. The machine remained in production until 1941 with this configuration.


  • The MBR-2-M-34 at the hangar with FAB-250 bombs payload, in standard delivery. The camo is black and green with white on the belly.
  • The MBR-2-M-34 at the hangar with FAB-250 bombs payload, in winter delivery (purchasable for 200 GEs). The camo is all-white, with the classic soviet red stars.

See also

Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:

  • reference to the series of the aircraft;
  • links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.

External links

  • Biplans, triplans et hydravions 1914/1939, Elcy, 2013, ISBN 2753205337 (French)

Beriev Design Bureau (Бериева Опытное конструкторское бюро)
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