Lisunov Li-2 - Slavnica, Slovakia
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member crowak
N 48° 59.893 E 018° 11.354
34U E 294417 N 5431064
Quick Description: [EN] This aircraft was in center of Dubnica nad Vahom like sweetshop. Now is on Slavnica airport and will be repaired and rebuilt. [SK] Lietadlo bolo kedysi v meste Dubnica nad Vahom a sluzilo ako cukraren. Momentalne je na letisku Slavnica.
Location: Trenčiansky kraj, Slovakia
Date Posted: 7/9/2010 5:23:02 AM
Waymark Code: WM97C5
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Team GeoDuo
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Long Description:
[EN]
The Lisunov Li-2, originally designated PS-84 (NATO reporting name Cab), was a license-built version of the Douglas DC-3. It was produced by the GAZ-84 works near Moscow, and subsequently at GAZ-34 in Tashkent. The project was directed by aeronautical engineer Boris Pavlovich Lisunov.

The military models were equipped with a 7.62 mm (.30 in) ShKAS machine gun, and later with a 12.7 mm (.50 in) UBK heavy machine gun. The aircraft were used for transport, partisan supply, bombing, and as ambulance aircraft. A version designated Li-2VV (Vojenny Variant = military variant) had a redesigned nose for extra defensive armament and could carry up to four 250 kg (551 lb) bombs under the wings. Smaller bombs could be carried inside the fuselage and thrown out the freight hatch by the crew.

Several airlines operated Lisunov Li-2s, among others Aeroflot, CAAK, CSA, LOT, Malév, Polar Aviation, TABSO and Tarom.

[SK]
Lisunov Li-2 (v kóde NATO: Cab) bolo sovietskou verziou amerického lietadla Douglas DC-3, vyrábaného v licencii z roku 1937. Stroj bol upravený pre sovietske podmienky, bol do neho inštalovaný sovietsky motor Švecov M-62 a niektoré lietadlá boli aj vyzbrojené. Vstupné dvere pre cestujúcich sa presunuli na druhú (pravú) stranu trupu a dvere nákladového priestoru boli posunuté takmer až nad krídlo. V takto uvolnenom priestore zadnej casti trupu boli vo vojenskej verzii po oboch stranách trupu inštalované gulomety. Novinkou tiež bola aj strelecká veža v hornej casti trupu.

Pocas druhej svetovej vojny lietali Lisunovy aj nad Cesko-Slovenskom. V pätdesiatych rokoch zakúpili lietadlá Li-2 aj Ceskoslovenské aerolínie, u ktorých lietali po boku originálnych DC-3, ale ich obluby najmä medzi mechanikmi kvôli nižšej spolahlivosti motorov nedosiahli. Slúžili aj v ceskoslovenskej armáde.

web with photos:
www.odar.estranky.sk/clanky/uvod/letka
Type of Aircraft: (make/model): Lisunov Li-2

Tail Number: (S/N): S/N unreadable

Construction:: original aircraft

Location (park, airport, museum, etc.): Airport Slavnica

inside / outside: inside

Other Information:: Not listed

Access restrictions: Not listed

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