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DIRTY-MAC
05-14-2004, 03:00 AM
The Kochyerigin DI-6 fighter

http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Fea1/001-100/Fea080_TsKB11_Dalton/Images/tskb2.jpg
Used by Russia during WWII

In the mid-1930s, Soviet fighter tactics were wedded to the principle of close co-operation between groups of fast monoplanes and groups of highly maneuverable biplanes. In an attempt to devise an aircraft capable of engaging both classes of fighters with equal success, a team led by Sergei Aleksandrovich Kochyerigin and Vladimir Panfilovich Yatsenko were assigned to the TsKB (Tsentrainy Konstruktorskoye Byuro, Tsentrainy Constructors Bureau) and designed what was then designated TsKB-11.

http://www.internetelite.ru/cosmopark/di6-1.gif

The TsKB-11 had an inward retracting landing gear and a Wright Cyclone R-1820-F-3, which produced 710 hp, powered the first prototype. The pilot's cockpit was open, but a glazed canopy enclosed the rear gunner's cockpit. Armament consisted of four-fixed forward firing 7.62-mm ShKAS machine guns and an addition ShKAS in the rear cockpit on a maneuverable mount for the gunner.
The wings were only 10 inches longer in span than those of the I-15 and TsKB-11 was only 3 foot longer in length. The retractable landing gear, however, lead to a much greater top speed for the TsKB-11, 239 mph versus 224 mph for the I-15. There was a give away in maneuverability, as the TsKB-11 took 11 seconds to perform a tight 180? turn, whereas the I-15 did the same in only 8 seconds.
It was envisioned that the rear gunner could engage single-seat biplane fighters in a tight turning dogfight and when dealing with faster monoplanes from the rear. The gunner had an excellent field of fire due to the horizontal tail surface being mounted on the vertical tail in lieu of the fuselage.

http://www.cueballweb.com/~worktop/images/DI-6_6.jpg

Flight trials commenced in early 1935. After completing State Acceptance Trials performed between May and November 1935, the fighter was ordered into production as the "DI-6" ( Dvukhmestnyi Istrebitel-6, two-seat fighter-6)and became the first serial prodused fighter in the world with a retractable landing gear.
Deliveries to the VVS commenced in late Spring 1937. In all 222 aircraft were produced before construction was stopped in late 1939. Only one air regiment was issued the DI-6 in the fighter role, this regiment saw action against the Japanese during the Khalgin-Gol Conflict in the Summer of 1939 and they were decimated by the nimble Ki-27s.But some sources say they never operated in this conflikt. After this the DI-6 was relegated to the "Shturmovik" role and limited production aircraft at the end were designated "DI-6Sh".
they were also used in the war against Finland and later Germany,
all the way up to 1942!

http://www.aviapress.com/engl/amo/amo7217_1.jpg

Kochyerigin DI-6

Specification:

Wing span: 10,00m

Lenght: 7,00m

Height: 3,20m

Wings area: 25.15m2

Weight:

- empty aircraft 1360kg

- normal take-off 1955kg

Engine: one PE M-25

Power: 720 hp

Maximum speed:

- on sea level 324km/h

- in altitude 372km/h

Cruising speed: 313km/h

Range: 550km

Rate of climb: 500 m/min

Service ceiling: 8000m

Crew: two

Armament: five 7.62-mm machine-guns ShKAS
four in the wings and one in the rear cockpit on a maneuverable mount

+ two 50kg bombs

A cool fighter to have in EAP

[This message was edited by DIRTY-MAC on Fri May 14 2004 at 02:58 AM.]

DIRTY-MAC
05-14-2004, 03:00 AM
The Kochyerigin DI-6 fighter

http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Fea1/001-100/Fea080_TsKB11_Dalton/Images/tskb2.jpg
Used by Russia during WWII

In the mid-1930s, Soviet fighter tactics were wedded to the principle of close co-operation between groups of fast monoplanes and groups of highly maneuverable biplanes. In an attempt to devise an aircraft capable of engaging both classes of fighters with equal success, a team led by Sergei Aleksandrovich Kochyerigin and Vladimir Panfilovich Yatsenko were assigned to the TsKB (Tsentrainy Konstruktorskoye Byuro, Tsentrainy Constructors Bureau) and designed what was then designated TsKB-11.

http://www.internetelite.ru/cosmopark/di6-1.gif

The TsKB-11 had an inward retracting landing gear and a Wright Cyclone R-1820-F-3, which produced 710 hp, powered the first prototype. The pilot's cockpit was open, but a glazed canopy enclosed the rear gunner's cockpit. Armament consisted of four-fixed forward firing 7.62-mm ShKAS machine guns and an addition ShKAS in the rear cockpit on a maneuverable mount for the gunner.
The wings were only 10 inches longer in span than those of the I-15 and TsKB-11 was only 3 foot longer in length. The retractable landing gear, however, lead to a much greater top speed for the TsKB-11, 239 mph versus 224 mph for the I-15. There was a give away in maneuverability, as the TsKB-11 took 11 seconds to perform a tight 180? turn, whereas the I-15 did the same in only 8 seconds.
It was envisioned that the rear gunner could engage single-seat biplane fighters in a tight turning dogfight and when dealing with faster monoplanes from the rear. The gunner had an excellent field of fire due to the horizontal tail surface being mounted on the vertical tail in lieu of the fuselage.

http://www.cueballweb.com/~worktop/images/DI-6_6.jpg

Flight trials commenced in early 1935. After completing State Acceptance Trials performed between May and November 1935, the fighter was ordered into production as the "DI-6" ( Dvukhmestnyi Istrebitel-6, two-seat fighter-6)and became the first serial prodused fighter in the world with a retractable landing gear.
Deliveries to the VVS commenced in late Spring 1937. In all 222 aircraft were produced before construction was stopped in late 1939. Only one air regiment was issued the DI-6 in the fighter role, this regiment saw action against the Japanese during the Khalgin-Gol Conflict in the Summer of 1939 and they were decimated by the nimble Ki-27s.But some sources say they never operated in this conflikt. After this the DI-6 was relegated to the "Shturmovik" role and limited production aircraft at the end were designated "DI-6Sh".
they were also used in the war against Finland and later Germany,
all the way up to 1942!

http://www.aviapress.com/engl/amo/amo7217_1.jpg

Kochyerigin DI-6

Specification:

Wing span: 10,00m

Lenght: 7,00m

Height: 3,20m

Wings area: 25.15m2

Weight:

- empty aircraft 1360kg

- normal take-off 1955kg

Engine: one PE M-25

Power: 720 hp

Maximum speed:

- on sea level 324km/h

- in altitude 372km/h

Cruising speed: 313km/h

Range: 550km

Rate of climb: 500 m/min

Service ceiling: 8000m

Crew: two

Armament: five 7.62-mm machine-guns ShKAS
four in the wings and one in the rear cockpit on a maneuverable mount

+ two 50kg bombs

A cool fighter to have in EAP

[This message was edited by DIRTY-MAC on Fri May 14 2004 at 02:58 AM.]

Platypus_1.JaVA
05-14-2004, 12:11 PM
Defenitly!!

1 Judge not, that ye be not judged.
2 For with what judgment ye judge,
ye shall be judged: and with what
measure ye mete, it shall be measured
to you again.

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biggs222
05-16-2004, 06:21 PM
defenitly not, the defiant had NO foward firing guns. that plane does...DISQUALIFICATION!!!

gombal40
05-17-2004, 02:28 AM
this one then??
http://www.fortunecity.com/tattooine/farmer/120/delanne.jpg

gombal40
05-17-2004, 02:30 AM
or
http://www.fortunecity.com/tattooine/farmer/120/lysander.jpg

DIRTY-MAC
05-19-2004, 09:20 AM
bump