Yer-2, DB-240 by V.G.Yermolaev

40k, drawing from Krylia Rodiny
T
his almost unknown bomber took part in some nocturnal attacks on Berlin. It originated as a derivative of the STAL'-7 (STEEL-7) transport designed by R.L.Bartini. The Yer-2 was a gull-winged aircraft, with the engines and landing gear nacelles fitted at the crank in the wing; it had twin tailfins.
Around 320 were built.
38k b/w drawing of Yer-2 with M-105 engines;
courtesy of Sergey Andreev

More links...
  • Yer-2, Yermolaev
  • Yer-2 (DB-240) at Virtual Aircraft Museum
    Developments/Modifications :
  • Yer-4 - development with diesel engines;
  • References:
  • "History of aircraft construction in the USSR" by V.B.Shavrov, Vol.2 p.261-267
  • Yer-2 page at Watson's Site
  • DB-240
  • Technical data
    Type Yer-2/DB-240
    Function bomber
    Year 1941
    Crew 4
    Engines 2*M-105R
    Speed 500km/h
    Ceiling 7700m
    Range 4100km
    Armament
    Guns 1*mg12.7mm
    2*mg7.62mm
    Bombs 1000kg inside
    4000kg overload
    Modified July 18, 1997
    by Alexandre Savine;
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