Bisnovat 5

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Bisnovat 5
Image:Bisnovat5.jpg
Description
RoleSupersonic research
Crewone, pilot
Dimensions
Length11.20 m36' 9"
Wingspan6.60 m21' 8"
Height
Wing area19.9 m²213 ft²
Weights
Empty1,700 kg3,740 lb
Loaded3,400 kg7,480 lb
Powerplant
Engine1 x Dushkin-Glushko RD-2M-3V rocket
Thrust14.2 kN3,190 lbf
Anticipated Performance
Maximum speed1,200 km/h750 mph
Endurance
Service ceiling
Rate of climb
Armament
None

The Bisnovat 5 (Бисноват 5) was a research aircraft inspired by the German DFS 346 aircraft that was captured by Soviet troops towards the end of World War II. It was ordered into development in order to provide an all-Soviet alternative to an aircraft built on foreign technology. Work progressed so slowly, however, that turbojet technology quickly overtook the project, which was cancelled without the aircraft making a single powered flight.

Two prototypes were constructed, the first beginning glide tests on July 14 1948, towed into the air by a Petlyakov Pe-8. This aircraft was destroyed in a crash at the end of its third flight on September 5. The second prototype made five gliding flights between January and June 1949.

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