Su-17 ('R') by P.O.Sukhoj

100k b/w photo, Su-17 at LII, courtesy of Sergey Andreev;

T
he first aircraft to carry Su-17 designation. Supersonic swept-wing (500) single-seater. It was equipped with dropable pilot compartment, airbrakes, booster controls.
Design was based on detailed calculations and experimental data.
How the Su-17 could look like in flight (18k b/w), at "History of aircraft construction in the USSR" by V.B.Shavrov, Vol.2 p.346
Aircraft was ready for trials, but never took off - because P.O.Sukhoj was disbanded.
17k Drawing of Su-17, "History of aircraft construction in the USSR" by V.B.Shavrov, Vol.2 p.346

ReferencesLinks
  • "History of aircraft construction in the USSR" by V.B.Shavrov, Vol.2 p.346-347;
  • Soviet Supersonic Fighters Prototypes
  • Technical data
    Type Su-17, 'R'
    Function Experimental interceptor
    Year 1949
    Crew 1
    Engines 1*4600kg TR-3
    Length 15.25m
    Wingspan 9.95m
    Wing area 27.5m2
    Empty weight 6240kg
    Loaded weight 7390kg
    Wing load 268kg/m2
    Trust-to-Weight 0.62
    Speed at 0m 1252km/h (calc.)
    Speed at 5km 1207km/h (calc.)
    Speed at 10km1152km/h (calc.)
    Takeoff Roll 460m (calc.)
    Range 1080km (calc.)
    Ceiling 14500m (calc.)
    Climb
    10km 3.5min
    Armament
    Guns 2*37mm N-37, 80rounds
    Created April 24, 1998
    by Sergey Andreev,
    and Alexandre Savine
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