Su-2 MV-5

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Su-2 MV-5
General characteristics
2 peopleCrew
4.535 tTake-off weight
1.16 kg/sBurst mass
Flight characteristics
8900 mCeiling
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
3400 roundsAmmunition
1800 shots/minFire rate
Defensive armament
7.62 mm ShKAS machine gunTurret
900 roundsAmmunition
1800 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
4 x 50 kg FAB-50 (forged) bombSetup 1
12 x 50 kg FAB-50 (forged) bombSetup 2
4 x 100 kg FAB-100 (forged) bombSetup 3
6 x 100 kg FAB-100 (forged) bombSetup 4
2 x 250 kg FAB-250M43 bombSetup 5
4000 Rp icon.pngResearch
2100 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png610 / 767/530 / 667/330 / 415Repair
600 Sl icon.pngCrew training
2100 Sl icon.pngExperts
40 Ge icon.pngAces
100 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
70 % Sl icon.png60 % Sl icon.png20 % Sl icon.png
This page is about the Soviet attacker Su-2 MV-5. For other variants, see Su-2 (Family).


GarageImage Su-2 MV-5.jpg

The Su-2 MV-5 is a rank I Soviet attacker with a battle rating of 1.7 (AB/RB) and 2.0 (SB). It has been in the game since the start of the Open Beta Test prior to Update 1.27.

General info

Flight performance

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Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 6,500 m)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
Stock 441 428 8900 25.0 25.9 6.4 6.4 425
Upgraded 480 460 23.0 24.0 11.5 8.6


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 + -
620 450 520 520 320 ~8 ~4
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 350 < 380 < 420 > 280

Survivability and armour

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Offensive armament

Main article: ShKAS (7.62 mm)

The Su-2 MV-5 is armed with:

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

Suspended armament

The Su-2 MV-5 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

Main article: ShKAS (7.62 mm)

The Su-2 MV-5 is defended by:

  • 1 x 7.62 mm ShKAS machine gun, dorsal 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
Auto control available
Auto control available
Separate Controllable
2 gears
Not controllable


Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage repair Radiator Offensive 7 mm KD-2
II Compressor Airframe New 7 mm MGs
III Wings repair Engine Turret 7 mm Der-19
IV Engine injection Cover New 7 mm MGs (turret)

Pros and cons

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In-game description

OKB Sukhoi BB-1 (Su-2) "Ivanov" Short-Range Bomber with M-88 engine

In December of 1940, the BB-1 was renamed the Su-2, after designer Pavel Osipovich Sukhoi, and began to be constructed with the M-88 engine.

This engine, developed in the Tumansky OKB, was an upgrade of the M-87. The M-88 retained the original design scheme (air-cooled, radial, 14-cylinder) and had a takeoff power capacity of 1100 hp.

However, unreliable operation caused serious problems. The M-88 was continually suffering from piston burnouts, shaking, and increased oil consumption. Oil splatters leaking from the engine would splash on the cabin's transparent bottom, under the navigator, making it more difficult to aim bombs. In addition, the decision to replace the plexiglass canopy with celluloid was a mistake, as the new material quickly lost its transparency, reducing visibility. Nevertheless, the crew did appreciate the warm, closed cabin.

Some of the Su-2s were equipped with rockets. Instead of bombs under the wings, five unguided PC-82 or PC-132 rockets could be installed in each location.

A new variant of the Su-2 was released in early 1941, featuring the M-88B engine. This modification improved the aircraft's performance. The oil cooler was moved to the midsection and the shape of the hood and suction pipe were changed. The plane's armament was somewhat reduced to facilitate construction. Instead of four ShKAS guns in the winds, two guns were installed, with 850 rounds of ammunition per gun. The bulky MB-5 tail turret was replaced with a TSS-1 turret, with a ShKas 7.62mm machine gun and 900 rounds of ammunition. However, the turret suffered from a number of problems, including a limited angle of fire and difficulty firing when in an air stream. In the spring of 1941, 250 aircraft were produced with the TSS-1. Afterwards, the MB-5 was used. Bomb and rocket payloads remained unchanged.

The Red Army Air Force began to use the Su-2 in combat during the second half of 1940. By the beginning of World War II on June 22, 1941, 213 Su-2s were in service.


See also

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External links

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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