La-250, S.A.Lavochkin "Anaconda"

Monino AF Museum, photos by Paul Nann (left, 33k) from his Monino Collection Photo (16k) of Anaconda by Ken Duffey (1993) see more at Monino AF Museum Page by A.Gretchihine;

elta winged long-range all-weather interceptor. It was an enormous aircraft (but lost competition with yet 'more enormous' Tu-28), designed to fly long-range missions at high altitude, armed with two large missiles.
Photo by Viacheslav Timofeev (right b/w 26k) from Krylia Rodiny 12,1991;
Nicknamed 'Anaconda' for long narrow fuselage and tough handling. After the first aircraft crushed (poor visibility from the cockpit caused premature ground touch during landing), noses on three remaining planes were lowered by 60.
Four built.
  • La-250A, new designation for same 3 planes with improved flight control system, 1957;

    B/W shot (21k) from Krylia Rodiny 12,1991, photo by Viacheslav Timofeev;
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  • Technical data
    Type La-250
    Function fighter
    Year 1956
    Crew 2
    Engines 2*9000kg Lyulka AL-7F
    Wingspan 13.90m
    Length 25.60m
    Wing Area 80.00m2
    Empty Weight 15000kg
    Maximum Weight 26000kg
    Speed 2000km/h
    Ceiling 18000m
    Modified January 25, 1996
    by Alexandre Savine;
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