Su-2 (M-82)

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VTOL | Rank 5 USSR
Yak-38 Pack
This page is about the Russian attacker Su-2 (M-82). For other versions, see Su-2 (Family).
Su-2 (M-82)
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GarageImage Su-2 (M-82).jpg
Su-2 (M-82)
AB RB SB
2.0 2.7 2.7
Class:
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Purchase:6 300 Specs-Card-Lion.png
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Description

The Su-2 (M-82) is a rank I Soviet attacker with a battle rating of 2.0 (AB) and 2.7 (RB/SB). It has been in the game since the start of the Open Beta Test prior to Update 1.27.

General info

Flight performance

Max speed
at 5 850 m486 km/h
Turn time26 s
Max altitude8 400 m
EngineShvetsov M-82
TypeRadial
Cooling systemAir
Take-off weight5 t

The Su-2 (M-82) is similar to other single-engined attackers and bombers of the battle rating in terms of climb rate and top speed. But the long wings and incredibly powerful M-82 engine gives it one of the best manoeuvring energy retentions at the battle rating, which combined with really good acceleration makes it feel worlds more nimble than other similar aircraft.

Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 5,850 m)
Max altitude
(metres)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(metres/second)
Take-off run
(metres)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
Stock 462 446 8400 26.8 27.6 6.4 6.4 380
Upgraded ___ ___ __._ __._ __._ __._

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
X X
Limits
Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
620 350 394 340 340 ~8 ~4
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 350 < 380 < 420 > 341

Survivability and armour

Crew3 people
Speed of destruction
Structural620 km/h
Gear350 km/h
  • 4 mm steel under dorsal gunner
  • 8.5 mm steel behind pilot
  • 10 mm steel in front of dorsal gunner's hands
  • 10 mm steel beside dorsal gunner's legs
  • 10 mm steel in front of ventral gunner (note that the ventral gunner is facing the rear of the aircraft)

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB550 → 693 Sl icon.png
RB1 400 → 1 765 Sl icon.png
SB1 300 → 1 639 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications5 950 Rp icon.png
4 500 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost410 Ge icon.png
Crew training1 800 Sl icon.png
Experts6 300 Sl icon.png
Aces80 Ge icon.png
Research Aces140 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
20 / 90 / 110 % Sl icon.png
106 / 106 / 106 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
Mods aerodinamic fuse.png
Fuselage repair
Research:
300 Rp icon.png
Cost:
230 Sl icon.png
60 Ge icon.png
Mods radiator.png
Radiator
Research:
300 Rp icon.png
Cost:
230 Sl icon.png
60 Ge icon.png
Mods compressor.png
Compressor
Research:
450 Rp icon.png
Cost:
340 Sl icon.png
80 Ge icon.png
Mods aerodinamic wing.png
Wings repair
Research:
370 Rp icon.png
Cost:
280 Sl icon.png
70 Ge icon.png
Mods new engine.png
Engine
Research:
370 Rp icon.png
Cost:
280 Sl icon.png
70 Ge icon.png
Mods metanol.png
Engine injection
Research:
640 Rp icon.png
Cost:
480 Sl icon.png
120 Ge icon.png
Mods armor frame.png
Airframe
Research:
450 Rp icon.png
Cost:
340 Sl icon.png
80 Ge icon.png
Mods armor cover.png
Cover
Research:
640 Rp icon.png
Cost:
480 Sl icon.png
120 Ge icon.png
Mods ammo.png
shkas_belt_pack
Research:
300 Rp icon.png
Cost:
230 Sl icon.png
60 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods pilon bomb.png
KD-2
Research:
300 Rp icon.png
Cost:
230 Sl icon.png
60 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 1.png
Mods weapon.png
shkas_new_gun
Research:
450 Rp icon.png
Cost:
340 Sl icon.png
80 Ge icon.png
Mods ammo.png
shkas_turret_belt_pack
Research:
370 Rp icon.png
Cost:
280 Sl icon.png
70 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods pilon bomb.png
Der-19
Research:
370 Rp icon.png
Cost:
280 Sl icon.png
70 Ge icon.png
Mods turret gun.png
shkas_turret_new_gun
Research:
640 Rp icon.png
Cost:
480 Sl icon.png
120 Ge icon.png

Armaments

Offensive armament

Ammunition3 400 rounds
Fire rate1 800 shots/min
Main article: ShKAS (7.62 mm)

The Su-2 (M-82) is armed with:

  • 4 x 7.62 mm ShKAS machine guns, wing-mounted (850 rpg = 3,400 total)

Suspended armament

Number of setups5
List of setups
Setup 14 x 50 kg FAB-50sv (forged) bomb
Setup 212 x 50 kg FAB-50sv (forged) bomb
Setup 34 x 100 kg FAB-100sv (forged) bomb
Setup 46 x 100 kg FAB-100sv (forged) bomb
Setup 52 x 250 kg FAB-250sv bomb

The Su-2 (M-82) can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

  • Without load
  • 4 x 50 kg FAB-50 bombs (200 kg total)
  • 12 x 50 kg FAB-50 bombs (600 kg total)
  • 4 x 100 kg FAB-100 bombs (400 kg total)
  • 6 x 100 kg FAB-100 bombs (600 kg total)
  • 2 x 250 kg FAB-250M43 bombs (500 kg total)

Defensive armament

2 х Turret7.62 mm ShKAS machine gun
Ammunition900 rounds
Fire rate1800 shots/min
Main article: ShKAS (7.62 mm)

The Su-2 (M-82) is defended by:

  • 1 x 7.62 mm ShKAS machine gun, dorsal turret (900 rpg)
  • 1 x 7.62 mm ShKAS machine gun, ventral turret (900 rpg)

Usage in battles

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Manual Engine Control

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
Controllable Controllable
Not auto controlled
Controllable
Auto control available
Controllable
Auto control available
Separate Controllable
2 gears
Not controllable

Pros and cons

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Pros:

  • Has armour, unlike its predecessors
  • Has a ventral gunner (better protected)

Cons:

History

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In-game description

Sukhoi Su-2 Short-Range Bomber with M-82 Engine

Development of the Su-2 continued after the start of World War II. Special attention was given to improving the aircraft's combat characteristics. The production model had its electric trigger control upgraded, four ShKAS machine guns were once again mounted in the wings, and the LU (MV-2) lower turret, with a 7.62mm ShKAS machine gun and a 500-round magazine capacity, was restored. The MV-5m turret (modified, with a larger continuous belt) was used as an dorsal defensive weapon. The magazine capacity was increased to 1000 rounds.

Clusters of KMB-Su-2 bomblets were introduced for this series, allowing the bomber to prepare more quickly and easily for departure and allowing bomb bay space to be used more efficiently.

Eight unguided RS-82 or RS-132 rockets could be suspended under the Su-2, four on guide rails under each wing, even if bombs were also carried. At maximum load, the aircraft could take off with up to 8 FAB-100 bombs in the bomb bay and 2 FAB-250 bombs under the wings. Protective armor for the crew was also increased, especially for the navigator.

So that the flight characteristics of the aircraft would not suffer, the final production model Su-2 used a Shvetsov M-82 fourteen-cylinder double-row radial air-cooled engine with a maximum take-off power of 1700 hp.

From the start of the war, the Su-2 was used on the front lines as a day bomber, a ground-attack aircraft, and a scout plane. Military units armed with the Su-2 fought in the Battle of Stalingrad in the autumn of 1942 and for the Kuban region in the spring of 1943.

Virtually all pilots who flew the Su-2 spoke of it very fondly. According to them, it was an undemanding, reliable warrior of the skies. Many times the planes returned with bullet holes or even parts of fins or rudders missing, but the maintenance personnel were able to repair them and send them into battle again a few days later.

Of those pilots who flew the Su-2 aircraft during World War II, 27 were awarded the title of Hero of the Soviet Union. Mikhail P. Odintsov and Grigory F. Sivkov were awarded it twice.

The Su-2 bomber was used relatively little for a number of reasons. The Ilyushin Il-2 ground-attack aircraft was coming into operation and became the most popular multi-purpose aircraft of the Air Forces of the Workers' and Peasants' Red Army. It replaced many functions of the Su-2 and was widely used in most military operations during the war.

Production of the Su-2 was discontinued in April 1942, and the plane had ceased to participate in combat units by the end of 1943. In all, 877 Su-2 aircraft were produced, including all variants.

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Sukhoi Design Bureau (Сухой Опытное конструкторское бюро)
Attackers  BB-1 · Su-2 MV-5 · Su-2 TSS-1 · Su-2 (M-82) · Su-6 · Su-6 (AM-42) · Su-6 (M-71F)
Jet fighters  Su-7B · Su-7BKL

USSR attackers
Su  BB-1 · Su-2 MV-5 · Su-2 TSS-1 · Su-2 (M-82) · Su-6 · 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-2 M-82
IL-10  IL-10 · IL-10 (1946)
Yak  Yak-2 KABB
  Tandem MAI