Tupolev ANT-29

Role Twin-engined cannon fighter
National origin Soviet Union
Manufacturer Tupolev
Designer Alexander Arkhangelsky
First flight February 1935
Number built 1
Developed from Tupolev ANT-21

The Tupolev ANT-29 (military designation DIPDvukhmotorny istrebitel pushechny, "twin-engined cannon fighter") was a 1930s twin-engined, cannon-armed fighter designed by Alexander Arkhangelsky and built by Tupolev.

Design work started in 1932 on a twin-engined aircraft capable of carrying two APK-100 cannon.[1] The resulting design was the ANT-29 and it first flew in February 1935.[1]It was a monoplane with a tall and narrow fuselage, powered by two Hispano-Suiza 12Ybrs engines.[1] The cannon were mounted at the bottom of the fuselage, and unusually they were accessible to the crew in flight for loading and maintenance.[1] During tests the machine had reasonable performance but was longitudinally unstable. The aircraft did not enter production.[1]


Data from [1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: three
  • Length: 13.2 m (43 ft 4 in)
  • Wingspan: 19.19 m (62 ft 11 in)
  • Wing area: 55.1 m2 (593 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 3,900 kg (8,598 lb)
  • Gross weight: 5,300 kg (11,684 lb)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Hispano-Suiza 12Ybrs , 760 kW (1,019 hp) each


  • Maximum speed: 352 km/h (219 mph, 190 kn)


  • One moveable machine gun
  • Two recoilless cannon



  1. ^ a b c d e f Nemecek 1986, p. 26


  • Nemecek, Vaclav (1986). The History of Soviet Aircraft from 1918. London: Willow Books. ISBN 0-00-218033-2.