Bereznyak-Isayev BI-1

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Bereznyak-Isayev BI-1

Post by Phoenix » Thu Mar 17, 2011 5:08 pm

First of all, thanks Vandal for the search engine. I wouldn't ask about this one otherwise.

A Soviet rocket plane, built in WW2. Designed as an interceptor but never entered service.

General characteristics (from wikipedia)
* Crew: 1
* Length: 6.40 m (21 ft 0 in)
* Wingspan: 6.48 m (21 ft 3 in)
* Height: 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in)
* Wing area: 7 m2 (75 sq ft)
* Empty weight: 958 kg (2,112 lb)
* Max takeoff weight: 1,683 kg (3,710 lb)
* Powerplant: 1 × Dushkin D-1A-1100 liquid-fuel rocket motor 1100kg

Performance
Maximum speed: 990 km/h (620 mph; 530 kn) estimated
Endurance: 15 minutes under power

Armament
Guns: two nose-mounted 20 mm Sh VAK cannon

one photo:

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one 3D rendering:
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Re: Bereznyak-Isayev BI-1

Post by TwelvePointBuck » Sun Mar 20, 2011 11:03 pm

Looks like a russian armed 'Ouka' :D
I like.
Thus I support.

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