The Tupolev ANT-35 all-metal light passenger transport prototype was based on the SB-2 bomber, and was flown initially on 20 August 1936. Of low-wing configuration with retractable main landing gear units, it was powered by two 597kW Gnome-Rhone 14K radials, later replaced by
Soviet M-85s; its near circular-section fuselage accommodated a crew of two or three and 10 passengers. The improved ANT-35bis prototype was followed by nine series aircraft powered by 746kW M-62IR engines, and the type entered service with Aeroflot as the PS-35, delivered
from 1937 to 1939. After June 1941 several were used for liaison and VIP transport, this 20.80m span aircraft having a maximum speed of 372km/h and a range of 1640km.
|A three-view drawing (592 x 779)|
| ENGINE||2 x M-85,|
| Take-off weight||6620 kg||14595 lb|
| Wingspan||20.8 m||68 ft 3 in|
| Length||15.0 m||49 ft 3 in|
| Height||5.9 m||19 ft 4 in|
| Wing area||58.0 m2||624.31 sq ft|
| Max. speed||376 km/h||234 mph|
| Cruise speed||350 km/h||217 mph|
| Ceiling||7200 m||23600 ft|
| Range||1600 km||994 miles|
On other pages there are pictures pictures of the PS-35 showing the aircraft you're describing here.
Tupolev ANT-35 / PS-35
|Jan-Erik Forsling, 23.11.2008|
Now I'm confused. Here and on other sites the ANT-35 is equated with the PS-35. I have a Swedish Aviation Journal from 1946, "Red Wings", showing the ANT-35 as an aircraft very closely resembling a DC-3 with the comment that it only seated 10 passengers But that it had an impressive cruising speed of nearly 400 km/hr. On other pages there are pictures pictures of the PS-35 showing the aircraft you're describing here.
Do you have any comments about this aircraft ?