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ARM-022 Armada Series. Vol.22. Polikarpov R-5 and R-Z Reconnaissance Aircraft book

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ARM-022 Armada Series. Vol.22. Polikarpov R-5 and R-Z Reconnaissance Aircraft book

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Summary
Its appearance did not raise any sort of significant theoretical discussions or consciousness. The basic task behind the creation of the R-5 was to select the optimal dimensions and flight characteristics that would agree with its possible layout. The necessity of having an aircraft with better combat and flying data than the series production R-1 during the second half of the 1920s was only natural. The single-engine reconnaissance class aircraft, also equipped to serve as a light bomber and assault aircraft, was widely used during that period; aircraft of this type were the backbone of both the Soviet and other foreign air forces. In 1929 reconnaissance aircraft accounted for 82% of the overall number of aircraft in Soviet military aviation
The new reconnaissance aircraft, designed as the R-5, appeared at airfields in the early 1930s when there was the beginning of a changeover to specialized military equipment. Therefore the R-5 became the multipurpose workhorse for aviation, and fulfilled functions as a combat aircraft, a transport, and a passenger aircraft as well
Flying the R-5 was not difficult, and most pilots stated that flying the R-5 was as easy as flying its predecessor, the R-1, was difficult. Everyone who ever flew the R-5 remembers it as reliable, sturdy, and more unpretentious than any other type
By 1937 the Russian woods had given up a sufficient number of trees to have produce nearly 6,000 of these aircraft. All of these thousands of aircraft achieved their purpose by serving in roles where they would go down in history as noted for transport, rescue and reconnaissance duties. The R-5 went to fight in Spain, China, and Mongolia as well. During the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945 it served as a night bomber, liaison, and transport aircraft. After the war the R-5 was seldom encountered, and by the end of the 1940s was a rare bird even within the military districts of the Soviet Union. At this time, only one remaining example of this famous aircraft remains, and this in the Air Forces Museum at Monino near Moscow
56 pages, 159 photo, 5 drawing

Illustrations
1.R-5 aeroklub MAI. 1941 2.An R-5 over Khodinka. You can see the ANT-9 on its hardstand as well as the bus connecting to it
3.The civil variant of the R-5a was designated the MP-5. This is aircraft USSR N-7 which was set up to fly a great northern circle route for fliers Molokov and Lindel'
4.Aircraft USSR-N-67 and N-68 of aviatorsVodop'yanov and Lindel'. Moskow 1935
5.The LR light reconnaissance aircraft designed by S.A.Kocherigin