Tu-2S

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This page is about the Russian bomber Tu-2S. For other uses, see Tu-2 (Family).
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Tu-2S
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Description

The Tu-2S is a rank IV Soviet bomber with a battle rating of 5.7 (AB/SB) and 5.3 (RB). 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 7 300 m547 km/h
Turn time30 s
Max altitude9 500 m
Engine2 х Shvetsov M-82FN
TypeRadial
Cooling systemAir
Take-off weight12 t
Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 7,300 m)
Max altitude
(metres)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(metres/second)
Take-off run
(metres)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
Stock 523 503 9500 31.9 32.7 4.2 4.2 326
Upgraded 575 547 29.9 30.8 13.3 8.1

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 + -
900 350 498 469 320 ~8 ~4
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 360 < 360 < 440 > 302
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
1,550 m 1,670 hp 1,967 hp
Setting 2
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
4,700 m 1,410 hp 1,661 hp

Survivability and armour

Crew4 people
Speed of destruction
Structural900 km/h
Gear350 km/h

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.

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB3 100 → 3 946 Sl icon.png
RB6 100 → 7 765 Sl icon.png
SB11 350 → 14 448 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications52 800 Rp icon.png
111 300 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost1 700 Ge icon.png
Crew training68 000 Sl icon.png
Experts240 000 Sl icon.png
Aces1 100 Ge icon.png
Research Aces520 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
100 / 180 / 370 % Sl icon.png
172 / 172 / 172 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
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Fuselage repair
Research:
3 500 Rp icon.png
Cost:
7 400 Sl icon.png
220 Ge icon.png
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Radiator
Research:
3 500 Rp icon.png
Cost:
7 400 Sl icon.png
220 Ge icon.png
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Compressor
Research:
3 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
6 300 Sl icon.png
190 Ge icon.png
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Wings repair
Research:
4 400 Rp icon.png
Cost:
9 300 Sl icon.png
270 Ge icon.png
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Engine
Research:
4 400 Rp icon.png
Cost:
9 300 Sl icon.png
270 Ge icon.png
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Engine injection
Research:
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Cost:
12 000 Sl icon.png
350 Ge icon.png
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Airframe
Research:
3 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
6 300 Sl icon.png
190 Ge icon.png
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Cover
Research:
5 700 Rp icon.png
Cost:
12 000 Sl icon.png
350 Ge icon.png
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ub_turret_belt_pack
Research:
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Cost:
7 400 Sl icon.png
220 Ge icon.png
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ub_turret_new_gun
Research:
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Cost:
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190 Ge icon.png
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PKD-2
Research:
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Cost:
6 300 Sl icon.png
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shvak_belt_pack
Research:
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Cost:
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shvak_new_gun
Research:
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Cost:
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Armaments

Offensive armament

Weapon 12 x 20 mm ShVAK cannon
Ammunition300 rounds
Fire rate800 shots/min
Main article: ShVAK (20 mm)

The Tu-2S is armed with:

  • 2 x 20 mm ShVAK cannons, wing-mounted (150 rpg = 300 total)

Suspended armament

Number of setups8
List of setups
Setup 12 x 250 kg FAB-250sv bomb
Setup 29 x 100 kg FAB-100sv (forged) bomb
Setup 32 x 250 kg FAB-250sv bomb
2 x 500 kg FAB-500sv bomb
Setup 42 x 500 kg FAB-500sv (welded) bomb
2 x 500 kg FAB-500sv bomb
Setup 52 x 500 kg FAB-500sv (welded) bomb
Setup 61 x 1000 kg FAB-1000 (welded) bomb
Setup 72 x 250 kg FAB-250sv bomb
1 x 1000 kg FAB-1000 (welded) bomb
Setup 82 x 500 kg FAB-500sv (welded) bomb
1 x 1000 kg FAB-1000 (welded) bomb

The Tu-2S can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

  • 2 x 250 kg FAB-250sv bombs (500 kg total)
  • 9 x 100 kg FAB-100sv bombs (900 kg total)
  • 2 x 500 kg FAB-500sv bombs + 2 x 250 kg FAB-250sv bombs (1,500 kg total)
  • 4 x 500 kg FAB-500sv bombs (2,000 kg total)
  • 2 x 500 kg FAB-500sv bombs (1,000 kg total)
  • 1 x 1,000 kg FAB-1000 bomb (1,000 kg total)
  • 1 x 1,000 kg FAB-1000 bomb + 2 x 250 kg FAB-250sv bombs (1,500 kg total)
  • 1 x 1,000 kg FAB-1000 bomb + 2 x 500 kg FAB-500sv bombs (2,000 kg total)

Defensive armament

Turret12.7 mm Berezin UB machine gun
Ammunition350 rounds
Fire rate1027 shots/min
Turret12.7 mm Berezin UB machine gun
Ammunition250 rounds
Fire rate1027 shots/min
Turret12.7 mm Berezin UB machine gun
Ammunition190 rounds
Fire rate1027 shots/min
Main article: Berezin UB (12.7 mm)

The Tu-2S is defended by:

  • 1 x 12.7 mm Berezin UB machine gun, front dorsal turret (190 rpg)
  • 1 x 12.7 mm Berezin UB machine gun, rear dorsal turret (250 rpg)
  • 1 x 12.7 mm Berezin UB machine gun, ventral turret (350 rpg)

Usage in battles

Once spawned (~3,500 m), locate what ground targets to engage. It is suggested to engage the targets farthest from the enemy's airfield in order to avoid detection. Attack pillboxes (light or heavy, it doesn't matter with 500 kg bombs) as these don't move. Only engage the AI tanks if there are no pillboxes, and if engaging the tanks, judge the speed of the tank column, and release the bombs, making sure to lead where the tanks will be as the bombs fall, not where they are in that moment.

When bombing anything, note that the center of the reticle should be aimed below the target by about a centimetre (looking at the screen). This will allow the bombs maximum precision. Remember to open the bomb bay doors before attempting to drop the bombs. Once the payload has dropped, begin attacking artillery and AAA guns with the 20 mm cannons. Fire in short bursts to conserve ammo, as the more of these light targets are destroyed, the better. Never attack light pillboxes with the frontal cannons! The ammo spent attempting to destroy these (~200 rounds) isn't worth it! Always attack lighter targets, or if the situation presents itself, enemy aircraft. Once the bombs and cannon ammo are exhausted, then high-tail it back to the airfield. Fully upgraded, the Tu-2S can maintain ~450 km/h on the deck, no problem. Be careful upon landing, as the plane tends to stall at ~175 km/h. Rearm, and repeat!

Specific enemies worth noting

Late War Props (Spitfire F Mk 24, Fw 190 D-13, F8F-1B, etc.):

These are constant opponents at the battle rating, so they should never be ignored. If possible, run back to base and don't commit to a head-on with props, as they have a little more time to aim their shots and steady their plane. Rely mostly on the defensive turrets if needed.

Player-Controlled Flak (Kugelblitz, Crusader AA Mk II, etc.):

These are the bane of bombers (especially medium-sized ones such as the Tu-2S). When the tracers fly, don't risk a dive. Circle around or find some unsuspecting flanker that is outside the cover of these AAA guns.

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

Pros:

  • Fast, for a medium bomber
  • High wing rip speed (over 700 km/h)
  • Air spawn in RB
  • Very easy to land and take off
  • Decent payload, 500 kg bombs are very useful in tank RB
  • Forward-firing ShVAK cannons, can be useful in a head-on engagement
  • Twin tail design leaves little restriction on back gunners
  • Decently agile for its size
  • Guaranteed to put out fires on fuel tanks due to pressurized gas system
  • Very efficient in taking out individual ground targets
  • Individual bomb drops, very effective in tank battles
  • Engines can cool down even with a 100% throttle
  • Can pretty much WEP indefinitely
  • Great all-round visibility for a bomber/attacker, even has a downward window in the nose, allowing you to scan target area

Cons:

  • Only two bombs when stock
  • Can extinguish fires but sometimes it will just burn out before the fuel tanks seal in time
  • Relatively small defensive armament
  • Only one pilot and is not protected by armour from the front
  • High stall speed (175 km/h, more of a pain when taking off/landing)
  • Although it is fast, everything else is faster
  • Performance starts to degrade with altitude
  • Low amount of cannon ammo (150 rounds per gun)
  • While gunsight is well above the cockpit, it is still obstructed by the sight itself, limiting downward visibility in a lead

History

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In-game description

Tupolev Tu-2S Front Line Bomber with M-82FN engines, Moscow Aircraft Factory No. 23, series 1 to 43 (NATO reporting name: Bat).

After production of the Tu-2 was stopped, work on improving the aircraft nevertheless continued. It obtained a new version of the Shvetsov M-82FN engine, equipped with direct fuel injection, with an increased maximum engine power of 1,850 hp. The new engines improved the aircraft's flight characteristics. Also, the bomber's earlier defects were practically eliminated. In July 1943, the State Defense Committee decided to begin mass production of the Tu-2 with the M-82FN engines.

The so-called "standard" bombers, the Tu-2S ("S" meaning "standard"), were different from Aircraft 103VS. They were simple and cheap as far as production and operation went, with a minimum set of equipment.

The Tu-2S had the 103VS's braking vanes and their release mechanisms removed, but the dive recovery control was left intact. The stabilizer was fixed and the steering gear removed. The vertical empennage area was increased. Only the right rudder had a trim tab. The plane's fuel tanks were reduced in number, and the resulting loss in fuel capacity was somewhat compensated for by enlarging the remaining tanks.

The plane's defensive armament was similar to that of Aircraft 103VS, but the ammunition of the LU-UBT unit was increased to 350 rounds. The rocket beams and weapon controls were removed. But, unlike its predecessor, the Tu-2S was equipped with chemical weapons. It could carry UKhAP-500 aerial spray devices or ABK-P-500 clusters, which could be filled with bomblets or AZh-2 ampoules containing KS self-igniting fluid.

The first Tu-2S was built in September 1943. A total of 1,145 Tu-2S front-line bombers were produced from 1943-45.

By the end of 1942, the Tu-2 appeared on the Kalinin Front and then on the Southwestern Front. From 1944-45, the Tu-2S was used in the Baltics, Poland, and Germany, including the Battle of Berlin. In August 1945, units armed with the Tu-2S operated against Japan.

The Tu-2S is justly considered the best front-line bomber of the Red Army Air Force. It was superior to the famous Pe-2 in all its basic characteristics, especially in its defensive armament. During the war, the Tu-2S was only used by the Red Army Air Force.

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Tupolev Design Bureau (Ту́полев Опытное конструкторское бюро)
Bombers  TB-3M-17-32 · SB 2M-100 · SB 2M-103 MV-3 · SB 2M-103 · SB 2M-103U · SB 2M-103U MV-3 · SB 2M-105 · Tu-2S · Tu-2 · Tu-2S-44 · Tu-2S-59 · Tu-4
Arkhangelsky Bomber  Ar-2*
Jet Bomber  Tu-14T
Export  ␗SB 2M-103U · ␗Tu-2S-44 · ␗Tu-4
  * While Andrei Tupolev was imprisoned, Alexander Arkhangelsky, second in command at Tupolev OKB was able to append his name to the final production series of the SB bomber.

USSR bombers
SB and Ar  SB 2M-100 · SB 2M-103 · SB 2M-103 MV-3 · SB 2M-103U · SB 2M-103U MV-3 · SB 2M-105 · Ar-2
Yer-2 (petrol)  Yer-2 (M-105) · Yer-2 (M-105) TAT · Yer-2 (M-105R) TAT · Yer-2 (M-105R) LU
Yer-2 (diesel)  Yer-2 (ACh-30B) (e) · Yer-2 (ACh-30B) (l)
Tu  Tu-2 · Tu-2S · Tu-2S-44 · Tu-2S-59 · Tu-4
Pe  Pe-2-1 · Pe-2-31 · Pe-2-83 · Pe-2-110 · Pe-2-205 · Pe-2-359 · Pe-8
IL  DB-3B · IL-4
  Po-2 · MBR-2-M-34 · TB-3M-17-32 · Yak-4 · Be-6
Lend-Lease  ▂PBY-5a Catalina · ▂Hampden TB Mk I · ▂B-25J-30