Tairov Ta-3 (OKO-6)

Ta-3 first plane, summer 1941

The first Ta-3, summer 1941

In accordance with decree of SNK USSR and VKPB Central Cometee N 256 from 29.10. 1938.Tairov (along with his own initiative) consigned the development of single-seat bimotored armored fighter. The destination of plane named OKO-6, was dual: the accompanying fighter and ground attack aircraft for struggle with armored targets. In it's structure everything was directed for providing of the high speed: the installation of 1000 hp M-88 engines with. (on 7550 m), extremely small dimensions, of minimal fuselage cross section and good aerodynamics. Fairly to say, that the length of plane, wing square and wing span were practically equal to similar ones of single motor Hurrikein.

Technical information
Type Ta-3
Function fighter
Year 1941
Crew 1
Engines 2*1150hp M-89
Wing Span 14.00m
Length 12.20m
Height 3.76m
Wing Area 33.50m2
Empty Weight 4500kg
Maximum Weight 6626kg
Speed 580km/h
Range 2065km
Armament 4*g20mm

Notes: based on the article of A.N. Medved & V.Ju. Golobkov 1995 (c)

Page design December 4, 1997
by Alexandre Savine and Sergey V. Andreev,