TU-2 paper model

The paper model of the TU-2is a twin-engine dive bomber, developed under the direction of A.N. Tupolev in the prison design bureau of the NKVD.

Materials and tools:

  1. scissors, paper knife, drawing ruler
  2. tweezers;
  3. glue brushes and paint;
  4. watercolors (or pencils), toothpicks;
  5. clear acrylic glue ("Moment", etc.);
  6. to print the model matte photo paper with a density of 170-180 g / m2;
  7. for small parts - 70-80 g / m2.

Build Tips:

  1. Before you assemble the part, read the drawings and instructions. Determine the place of each part and imagine its assembly;
  2. Make holes in details before cutting out the part;
  3. Cut only the part (s) you need right now. Unpacked items in a box, and unused sheets in a closed folder (as an option). Throwing out trash after work, carefully inspect the scrap paper;
  4. To better fold the part, it is necessary to hold the ruler along the fold line, pressing lightly with the blunt side of the knife or a toothpick so as not to damage the paper surface. Better to do it from the wrong side of the part;
  5. Keep your fingers clean and be sure to use wipes to wipe your hands, because hands may get dirty in the process;
  6. wind up cylindrical parts before gluing onto a round object of a suitable diameter, this will give them shape;
  7. Before gluing it is necessary to paint the ends of the part. White crop lines spoil the overall look of the model. To paint the ends, use watercolors or gouache paints. After selecting the desired color, apply them in a thin layer, then allow the paint to dry. About markers better to forget;
  8. Take your time with gluing. First, cut out the part, paint it from the end, wait for the paint to dry, assemble the part. Attach it to the place where it should be to make sure everything is done correctly. And only then stick. Do not forget to let the glue dry.

A bit of history

TU-2 twin-engine dive bomber

The famous Soviet Tu-2 bomber is a twin-engine dive bomber, developed under the direction of A.N. Tupolev in the prison design bureau of the NKVD. The design of the machine under the designation "aircraft 103" (ANT-58) began at the turn of 1939/1940. The aircraft was a high-grade all-metal with two-fin plumage. As a power plant, it was supposed to use the promising 18-cylinder liquid-cooled M-120TK engines, and before they were ready, 12-cylinder AM-35A (1350 hp). The plane was supposed to get quite powerful small arms.

The first prototype, which was released for testing on January 29, 1941, received AM-37 engines (1,400 hp). On May 18, 1941, the second prototype "103-U" (ANT-59) was flown around with the same engines, but re-assembled crew cabins (its membership was increased from 3 to 4 people), increased fuel capacity and other improvements. The high flight data obtained during the tests allowed recommending the aircraft for commissioning and launching into mass production, but due to problems with the supply of AM-37 engines, it was necessary to revise the composition of the motor unit. December 15, 1941for the first time, the 103-B aircraft (ANT-60), which mainly corresponded to the 103-U, but with 14-cylinder air-cooled M-82 engines (1,700 hp) took off.

Serial production of the aircraft, from March 1942, designated Tu-2, began in 1942 and lasted until 1952. A total of 2,649 aircraft were manufactured. In particular, Omsk plant number 166 in 1942 produced 81 Tu-2, and in 1946-1949. - 222 Tu-2C; Moscow enterprise number 23 in 1943-1949 - 1994 cars; Irkutsk plant number 39 in 1947-1950 - 218 Tu-2C and plant number 82 in 1951-1952. - 25 aircraft.

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