M-56 Supersonic strategic bomber © Konstantinos Panitsidis  

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In the mid-50s, about the same time the development of the XB-70 Valkyrie started from North American, Russia began the project of supersonic strategic bomber M-56, which was developed from the Myasischev office. 

Several versions were developed, such as transport aircraft, air-to-surface missile carrier (against ships), ballistic missiles carrier and an aircraft-missile (M-56) with high explosivescharge. 

Only 
a model of the vessel was build. According to the timetable, the first test flight would take place in 1963. The program was canceled in 1960.

 


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M-56 Supersonic strategic bomber © Konstantinos Panitsidis

 


TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

DESIGNER
OKB-23 (V.M. Myasishev/ L.L Selyakov)
COUNTRY
Russia
TYPE
Supersonic strategic bomber
CREW
3
POWER-PLANT
Six engine VK-15M
Thrust, kgf
6 x 15.800
DIMENSIONS
 
Length, m
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Height, m
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Wing span, m
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Wing area, m2
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wing sweep angle, degree -
WEIGHT
 
Maximum take-off, kg
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Normal take-off, kg
-
Empty aircraft, kg
-
PERFORMANCE
 
Maximum speed, km/h
2.650-2.700
Range, km
8.000-12.000
Service ceiling, m
25.000
Combat range, km  
- missile 1x Χ-22 (Kh-22) 5.500-6.000
ARMAMENT Bombs - up to FAB-5000, torpedos/mine-RAT-52, 2 x X-22 (Kh-22), 2 x "44"