The Soviet State Industries began producing the Tupolev Tu-2 for the Red Army Air Force in 1942. This medium bomber had a maximum speed of 342 mph (550 km) and had a range of 1,243 miles (2,000 km). It was 45 ft 3 in (13.80 m) long with a wingspan of 61 ft 10 in (18.85 m). The aircraft was armed with two 20 mm cannon, three machine-guns and carried 6,614 lb (3,000 kg) of bombs. Along with the Petlyakov Pe-2 the Tupolev Tu-2 was used in large quantities during the Second World War.