|Designer||Boris Ivanovich Cheranovsky|
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.
- BICh-24 – Variable sweep jet fighter project.
- BICh-25 – Variable sweep jet fighter project.
- BICh-26 – Tail-less jet fighter project.
Data from Gunston, Bill. “The Osprey Encyclopaedia of Russian Aircraft 1875 – 1995”. London, Osprey. 1995. ISBN 1-85532-405-9
- 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
- Maximum speed: Mach 1.7
- Service ceiling: 22,000 m (72,000 ft)
- Gunston, Bill. “The Osprey Encyclopaedia of Russian Aircraft 1875–1995”. London, Osprey. 1995. ISBN 1-85532-405-9
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