Polikarpow / Polikarpov Po-2 / U-2

Utility Aircraft

Polikarpov Po-2 (PZL CSS-13) Goldtimer Foundation HA-PAO 0448 © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Polikarpov Po-2 initially named U-2 is a single-engine two-seat utility biplane aircraft developed by the Soviet Design Bureau OKB Polikarpov. The U-2/Po-2 was used as a trainer, passenger, ambulance and agricultural aircraft and as a military ground attack, reconnaissance and liaison aircraft.
The Polikarpov Po-2 / U-2 is one of the world's most produced aircraft ever. The Po-2 was license-built in Poland after WWII as the CSS-13 and the CSS S-13.
Crew1
Passengers1
Propulsion1 Radial Engine
Engine ModelShvetsov M-11
Engine Power75 kW100 hp
Speed156 km/h84 kts
  97 mph
Service Ceiling4.000 m13.123 ft
Range400 km216 NM
249 mi.
Empty Weight635 kg1.400 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight890 kg1.962 lbs
Wing Span11,40 m37 ft 5 in
Wing Area33,2 m357 ft
Length8,17 m26 ft 10 in
Height3,10 m10 ft 2 in
First Flight07. Jan. 1928
Production Statusout of production
Total Production>40000
ICAO CodePO2
NATO CodeMule
Data for (Version)Polikarpov U-2VS

[Photo-ID: 7237] Karsten Palt 2013-05-19
Polikarpov Po-2, , G-BSSY, c/n 0094, Karsten Palt, 2013Polikarpov
Po-2
Reg.: G-BSSY
c/n: 0094
 
built in 1944, ex YU-CLJ
The Shuttleworth Collection [Old Warden Aerodrome Biggleswade]
[Photo-ID: 12384] Karsten Palt 2016-04-12
Polikarpov Po-2, Flying Heritage Collection, NX46GU, c/n 641543, Karsten Palt, 2016Polikarpov
Po-2
Flying Heritage Collection
Reg.: NX46GU
c/n: 641543
 
Flying Heritage Collection [Everett, WA]
[Photo-ID: 12385] Karsten Palt 2016-04-12
Polikarpov Po-2, Flying Heritage Collection, NX46GU, c/n 641543, Karsten Palt, 2016Polikarpov
Po-2
Flying Heritage Collection
Reg.: NX46GU
c/n: 641543
 
Flying Heritage Collection [Everett, WA]
[Photo-ID: 11648] Karsten Palt 2015-08-22
Polikarpov Po-2, Polish Air Force, 02, c/n 641-646, Karsten Palt, 2015Polikarpov
Po-2
Polish Air Force
Reg.: 02
c/n: 641-646
 
built in 1944
Polish Aviation Museum [Krakow]
[Photo-ID: 11649] Karsten Palt 2015-08-22
Polikarpov Po-2, Polish Air Force, 02, c/n 641-646, Karsten Palt, 2015Polikarpov
Po-2
Polish Air Force
Reg.: 02
c/n: 641-646
 
built in 1944
Polish Aviation Museum [Krakow]
[Photo-ID: 10409] Karsten Palt 2014-07-28
Polikarpov (PZL) Po-2 (CSS-13), , OE-CPO, c/n 430, Karsten Palt, 2014Polikarpov (PZL)
Po-2 (CSS-13)
Reg.: OE-CPO
c/n: 430
 
Hangar 10 [Usedom]
[Photo-ID: 10410] Karsten Palt 2014-07-28
Polikarpov (PZL) Po-2 (CSS-13), , OE-CPO, c/n 430, Karsten Palt, 2014Polikarpov (PZL)
Po-2 (CSS-13)
Reg.: OE-CPO
c/n: 430
 
Hangar 10 [Usedom]
[Photo-ID: 10560] Karsten Palt 2014-06-08
Polikarpov (PZL) Po-2 (CSS-13), , SP-BHA, c/n 420891, Karsten Palt, 2014Polikarpov (PZL)
Po-2 (CSS-13)
Reg.: SP-BHA
c/n: 420891
 
Letecke Muzeum Kbely [Prague]
[Photo-ID: 10561] Karsten Palt 2014-06-08
Polikarpov (PZL) Po-2 (CSS-13), , SP-BHA, c/n 420891, Karsten Palt, 2014Polikarpov (PZL)
Po-2 (CSS-13)
Reg.: SP-BHA
c/n: 420891
 
Letecke Muzeum Kbely [Prague]
[Photo-ID: 7345] Karsten Palt 2013-09-06
Polikarpov (PZL) Po-2 (CSS-13), Goldtimer Foundation, HA-PAO, c/n 0448, Karsten Palt, 2013Polikarpov (PZL)
Po-2 (CSS-13)
Goldtimer Foundation
Reg.: HA-PAO
c/n: 0448
 
built in 1954
Oldtimer-Fliegertreffen 2013 [Kirchheim unter Teck - Hahnweide (EDST)]
[Photo-ID: 7472] Karsten Palt 2013-09-07
Polikarpov (PZL) Po-2 (CSS-13), Goldtimer Foundation, HA-PAO, c/n 0448, Karsten Palt, 2013Polikarpov (PZL)
Po-2 (CSS-13)
Goldtimer Foundation
Reg.: HA-PAO
c/n: 0448
 
built in 1954
Oldtimer-Fliegertreffen 2013 [Kirchheim unter Teck - Hahnweide (EDST)]