Preparing for the night combat mission of the Soviet bomber SB-2.
ANT-40 (SB-2) – high-speed front-line bomber. The most mass production aircraft of the design bureau is A. N. Tupolev. The first flight was made on October 7, 1934 under the control of test pilot K.K. Popov. The first production aircraft SB was released in the spring of 1936. During the years of serial construction, the SB was upgraded several times. Until the end of the serial production in 1941, 6656 SB-2 aircraft of various modifications were produced.
Place of photo: USSR