Chyeranovskii BICh-26

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BICh-26
Role Jet Fighter
National origin USSR
Manufacturer Cheranovsky
Designer Boris Ivanovich Cheranovsky

The BICh-26 was a tail-less jet fighter designed in the Soviet Union from 1947.

Development[edit]

After the close of World War II, Boris Cheranovsky was running a de facto design bureau working on jet fighter aircraft. Not only was Cheranovsky involved with jet propulsion, he also studied variable geometry with the BICh-24 and BICh-25, which were designed with variable sweep wings pivoting outboard of the fuselage to help alleviate centre of pressure changes. Also envisaged was a stressed skin light alloy tailless jet fighter with powered flying controls and pressurised cockpit, designated BICh-26. Cheranovsky's failing health from 1948 prevented further progress on these projects.


Variants[edit]

  • BICh-24 – Variable sweep jet fighter project.
  • BICh-25 – Variable sweep jet fighter project.
  • BICh-26 – Tail-less jet fighter project.


Specifications (BICh-26)[edit]

Data from Gunston, Bill. “The Osprey Encyclopaedia of Russian Aircraft 1875 – 1995”. London, Osprey. 1995. ISBN 1-85532-405-9

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 9 m (29 ft 7 in)
  • Wingspan: 7 m (23 ft in)
  • Wing area: 27 m2 (291 ft2)
  • Gross weight: 4,500 kg (9,920 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Mikulin AM-5 turbojet, 44.15 kN (9,920 lbf) thrust

Performance

  • Maximum speed: Mach 1.7
  • Service ceiling: 22,000 m (72,000 ft)

References[edit]

  • Gunston, Bill. “The Osprey Encyclopaedia of Russian Aircraft 1875–1995”. London, Osprey. 1995. ISBN 1-85532-405-9

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