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The Soviet Union's swept-wing fighter, controversially powered by means of a copied Rolls-Royce Nene jet engine, brought on a sensation and quite a lot of difficulties for its competitors whilst it used to be brought within the Korean struggle in 1950. This e-book is compiled from a wealth of first-hand Russian assets and features a complete heritage of the layout and its provider. comprises wide and designated photograph insurance from Russian assets, just about all of that have never-before been visible. For army fans and modelers.

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The Soviet Union's swept-wing fighter, controversially powered by way of a copied Rolls-Royce Nene jet engine, triggered a sensation and various difficulties for its competitors whilst it was once brought within the Korean conflict in 1950. This e-book is compiled from a wealth of first-hand Russian resources and incorporates a finished heritage of the layout and its carrier.

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The armament consisted of one UBK-E machine gun, with a largish fairing on the starboard side (probably housing part of the radar set) where the NR-23 cannon used to be. The first prototype was damaged beyond . repair in the course of the manufacturer's flight tests on 15th September 1953, apparently experiencing problems with spin recovery. This conclusion can be drawn from the fact that TsAGI conducted a special wind tunnel programme to determine the ST-Ts spinning characteristics in connection with the accident investigation panel's findings.

2 Imperial gallons) of fuel could be transferred in six minutes. When refuelling was completed the smaller drogue was automatically disengaged and the hose rewound. Two of the aircraft used for service trials of the Burlaki system - Tu-4 '41 Red' (c/n 1840848) and MiG-15bis '2204 Red' (c/n 2215304) - were converted for flight refuelling trials which were held at L11 between 24th September 1954 and 2nd March 1955. The tanker was piloted by A Yefimov, with A I Vershinin as the refuelling system operator; the fighter was flown by S N Anokhi"n and F I Boortsev.

This was too difficult for the average pilot, so the Mikoyan OKB switched to a twin-antenna Izumrood (Emerald) radar system developed by Viktor V Tikhomeerov, NII-17 Director since June 1950, leaving work on a single-antenna system for a future time when reliable automatic target tracking equipment would be available. ) Meanwhile, A B Slepooshkin continued refining his radar. An improved Toriy-A prototype was built, which later evolved into the Korshoon (Kite, a bird of prey) airborne radar. Both were flight-tested on the 1-320 and SP-2 (the latter was a follow-on to the SP-1 , a similarly converted MiG-17F).

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