B-5, M.R.Bisnovat

27k b/w drawing

Experimental rocket-engined aircraft. The B-5 had a bullet-shaped fuselage and swept wings. It was carried into the air by a mother aircraft, and landed on skis. Two were built, but no powered flights believed being ever made.
Similar layout will be used two years later by USAF Bell X-1 to break sound barrier.
Flown in 1945.
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  • Technical data
    Type B-5, '5'
    Function Experimental
    Year 1945
    Crew 1
    Engines 1*?kg RD-2M3BF
    Length 11.2m
    Wingspan 6.6m
    Wing area 19.87m2
    Empty weight 1700kg???
    Loaded weight 1900kg???
    Wing load 95.6kg/m2
    Trust-to-Weight ?
    Maximum Speed (1200km/h) calc.
    Created January 28, 1998
    Modified February 10, 1999
    by Alexandre Savine
    and Sergey Andreev;