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Ar-2
ar_2.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
2.7/2.3/2.7BR
4 peopleCrew
8.2 tTake-off weight
Flight characteristics
2 х Klimov VK-105REngine
InlineType
waterCooling system
Speed of destruction
650 km/hStructural
350 km/hGear
Defensive armament
7.62 mm ShKAS machine gunTurret
600 roundsAmmunition
1 800 shots/minFire rate
7.62 mm ShKAS machine gunTurret
1 000 roundsAmmunition
1 800 shots/minFire rate
7.62 mm ShKAS machine gunTurret
500 roundsAmmunition
1 800 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
6 x 100 kg FAB-100 (forged) bombSetup 1
10 x 100 kg FAB-100 (forged) bombSetup 2
2 x 250 kg FAB-250M43 bombSetup 3
4 x 250 kg FAB-250M43 bombSetup 4
6 x 250 kg FAB-250M43 bombSetup 5
1 x 500 kg FAB-500 (welded) bombSetup 6
3 x 500 kg FAB-500 (welded) bombSetup 7
Economy
9 200 Rp icon.pngResearch
22 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png3 000 / 3 743/2 180 / 2 720/1 070 / 1 335Repair
6 300 Sl icon.pngCrew training
22 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
180 Ge icon.pngAces
× (118) % Rp icon.pngReward for battle

Description

GarageImage Ar-2.jpg


The Ar-2 is a rank I Russian bomber with a battle rating of 2.7 (AB/SB) and 2.3 (RB). It has been in the game since the start of the Open Beta Test prior to Update 1.27.

General info

Flight performance

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

Characteristics
Stock
Max Speed
(km/h at 4,700 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
490 477 22.8 23.4 10 10 366
Upgraded
Max Speed
(km/h at 4,700 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
536 512 21.3 22.0 15.4 12.5 366

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
X
Limits
Wing-break speed
(km/h)
Gear limit
(km/h)
Combat flaps
(km/h)
Max Static G
+ -
320 ~7 ~4
Optimal velocities
Ailerons
(km/h)
Rudder
(km/h)
Elevators
(km/h)
Radiator
(km/h)
< 320 < 320 < 300 > 350
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
2,000 m 1,100 hp 1,188 hp
Setting 2
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
4,000 m 1,050 hp N/A

Survivability and armour

  • 6mm Steel plate in the pilot's seat & headrest.

Armaments

Suspended armament

The Ar-2 can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

  • 6 x 100 kg FAB-100 bombs (600 kg total)
  • 10 x 100 kg FAB-100 bombs (1,000 kg total)
  • 2 x 250 kg FAB-250M43 bombs (500 kg total)
  • 4 x 250 kg FAB-250M43 bombs (1,000 kg total)
  • 6 x 250 kg FAB-250M43 bombs (1,500 kg total)
  • 1 x 500 kg FAB-500 bomb (500 kg total)
  • 3 x 500 kg FAB-500 bombs (1,500 kg total)

Defensive armament

Main article: ShKAS (7.62 mm)

The Ar-2 is defended by:

  • 1 x 7.62 mm ShKAS machine gun, nose turret (500 rpg)
  • 1 x 7.62 mm ShKAS machine gun, dorsal turret (1,000 rpg)
  • 1 x 7.62 mm ShKAS machine gun, ventral turret (600 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
Not controllable
Not auto controlled
Controllable
Not auto controlled
Combined Controllable
2 gears
Not controllable

Modules

Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage repair Radiator NP-1
II Compressor Airframe Turret 7 mm
III Wings repair Engine New 7 mm MGs (turret)
IV Engine injection Cover

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • It is pretty fast (able to outrun Bf 109's)
  • The air brakes allows for easy landings (even with critical damage), and excellent diving capabilities
  • Excellent mobility for a bomber (expanded further with the use of combat flaps and air brakes)
  • Good frontal turret aiming range
  • Able to take down heavier bombers and some fighters when used correctly (not recommended unless you know what you are doing)
  • Adequate payload for its speed and mobility (able to take one base and a half when fully loaded)

Cons:

  • Lightly armoured and easily taken down by anything from 20 mm and above.
  • Prone to flat spins with engine damage or when pushed too far.
  • Most components are located in the front which makes it easy to destroy in frontal attacks.

History

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In-game description

Arkhangelsky Ar-2 (SB-RK) twin-engine front-line dive bomber (Tupolev OKB).

An all-metal, twin-engine monoplane dive bomber with a retractable landing gear system including a tail wheel. Its crew consisted of three persons.

This aircraft was designed under the direction of A. A. Arkhangelsky and was a further structural development of the high-speed SB bomber.

It differed from the SB in its shorter wing and its streamlined, spindle-shaped nose section and modified nacelles, with water-cooled radiators removed from them and placed on the wing (hence the "SB-RK" designation where "SB" means "high-speed bomber" and "RK" means "radiators-wing"). The SB-RK prototype was tested in 1939. Full-scale production of the aircraft designated the Ar-2 started in 1940 at Factory No. 22, in Moscow.

Production Ar-2s were equipped with 1,100 hp Klimov M-105R twelve-cylinder, V-type, geared water-cooled engines.

The plane's defensive armament included an NU nose mount with a 7.62 mm ShKAS machine gun with 500 rounds. The machine gun was fitted in a special sphere that enabled it to fire forward within a 50-degree cone-shaped region.

The TSS-1 upper rear machine gun mount ("TSS" standing for "high-speed aircraft turret") had a 7.62 mm ShKAS machine gun with 1,000 rounds and a K-8T collimator sight. When firing, the upper canopy (nicknamed the "turtle") was moved back on rollers along rails and partially raised upward to protect the gunner from the incoming flow.

In order to protect the plane from below, the aircraft had a retractable MV-2 turret which housed a 7.62 mm ShKAS machine gun with 600 rounds and an OP-2L periscope sight.

The aircraft's standard bomb capacity was 600 kg (carried internally), which was the same as that of the SB, its predecessor, while its maximum bomb capacity could reach 1,500 kg with various combinations of internal and external loads. More advanced NP-1 racks were fitted under the Ar-2's centre wing section to carry bombs weighing 250 or 500 kg. The bombs were fastened in one central holder near the plane's center of gravity, and the plane's hold on them was reinforced with the help of side stops.

The Ar-2 entered service with the Red Army Air Force in the spring of 1940. The plane was in service from the beginning of the war until late 1944, with the units of the Red Army Air Force and Soviet naval aviation, as a dive bomber and a reconnaissance aircraft. The Ar-2's production was discontinued in early 1941. A total of about 200 aircraft were produced.

Media

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See also

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