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By Tony Buttler

This is often the newest between Midland's very profitable 'Secret tasks' sequence. This, the second one of 3 volumes masking Soviet mystery aviation initiatives, is dedicated to post-World battle II warring parties and may comprise designs from well-known bureaus equivalent to Lavochkin, Mikoyan, Sukhoi, Yakovlev, Myasishchev, and Tupolev. The ebook covers early post-war combatants, competitions for the first-generation supersonic designs (MiG-21 and Su-7/-9), complicated designs of the Nineteen Sixties which resulted in the MiG-2 and competitions to construct the requisites which led to the MiG-29, Su-27, and MiG I-44. a couple of formerly unpublished Yakovlev designs from the overdue Fifties and early Sixties shape a separate bankruptcy, by way of one other protecting Yakovlev's VSTOL paintings. The ebook additionally describes the contest among layout bureaus for orders and indicates the growth made in plane layout in the back of the Iron Curtain. it is going to provide either specialists and fanatics the opportunity to check this paintings to Western airplane courses of the period.

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3,000 (6,614) normal 3,450 (7,606) overload 1 x AM-5 1,158 (720) at 1,000 (3,281), 1,131 (703) at 5,000 (16,404) 1 x 3 7 m m + 2 x 2 3 m m cannon 44 Swept Wings and Transonic Performance 44 Chapter Three Supersonic Generation By the early 1950s Soviet fighter designers were considering and planning new aircraft that were to be capable of exceeding Mach 1 on the level with ease. Like other teams around the world they were helped in this by the development of more powerful jet engines and the adoption of advanced aerodynamic wing shapes.

985 for the fighter and l,252km/h (778mph) or Sukhoi Su-17 (1948). 5 minutes. A key element of this potentially outstanding aeroplane was the new TR-3 engine from Lyul'ka, which was later redesignated AL-5 but at this stage was not fully developed. More powerful engines could have been fitted in due course. When Sukhoi's facility was closed the OKB had about thirty different projects on-going for jetpowered aircraft, including transports and civil airliners and the 'N' or Su-14 two-seat attack aircraft, the prototype of which at that stage was about 40% complete.

15m (39ft lOKin). 38 Soviet Secret Projects: Fighters Since 1945 Mikoyan 1-310 (MiG-15) first ( a b o v e ) a n d s e c o n d (right) prototypes. flows at and approaching supersonic speeds which, from the point of view of increases in drag, was vital to the n e w fighter's development. In addition, tests had shown that using relatively small s w e e p angles would give little or no performance benefit, the highest possible angles w e r e needed to get the most effective results. However, this then raised the question of creating a wing with sufficient strength so, as a result, the wing loadings had to be kept to a minimum to avoid structural failures.

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