ANT-29, DIP by A.N.Tupolev

14k b/w drawing of ANT-29 (by I.G.Sultanov) from History of aircraft construction in the USSR V.B.Shavrov Vol.2 p.11

D
evelopment of the MI-3D/ANT-21bis type, fighter with absolutely unique armament. It was armed with a recoilless 102mm cannon DRP designed by L.V.Kurchewski. To eliminate the recoil, a weight was ejected by a nozzle fitted below the tail.
Construction started on June 1, 1933. The aircraft inherited all problems of its predecessor, and failed to pass factory tests. State acceptance trials, scheduled for first half 1936 never took place.
The gun was quite non-practical. Plus it completely lost its value with introduction of RS-82 rockets, which could be accommodate on any fighter without major modifications of the aircraft.
No mass production.
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  • Technical data
    Type ANT-29, DIP
    Function fighter
    Year 1935
    Crew 2
    Engines 2*750hp M-100
    Length 11.1m
    Wingspan 19.19m
    Wing area 56.8m2
    Empty weight -
    Loaded weight 4960
    Wing load 87.5kg/m2
    Power load 3.2kg/hp
    Speed (0m) 296km/h
    Speed (4000m) 352km/h
    Climb to 3000m 5.6min
    Climb to 5000m 9.6min
    Ceiling -
    Armament
    Guns 1*g102mmDRP
    2*g20mm
    1*mg7.62mm ShKAS
    Modified April 8, 1997
    by Alexandre Savine;
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