With the availability of the R-15-300 engine in acceptable
form for fighter installation, the MiG OKB built two
further prototypes of the Ye-152 with a single turbojet
of this type supplanting the paired R-11F-300s of the
Ye-152A. Retaining the systems of the Ye-152A, the
Ye-152/1 and /2 were powered by the R-15-300 rated at
6890kg and boosted to 10210kg with afterburning. A larger delta wing
swept back to 53° 47' on the leading edge was fitted, and the tips terminated in launchers for two K-9
AAMs. Equipped with Uragan 5B, the Ye-152/1 flew for
the first time on 16 May 1961, and in the course of the following
flight test programme, the Ye-152/2 attained
2740km/h and an altitude of 22500m, Mach=2.28 being recorded at 18000m with two K-9 missiles. Continuing development
of the basic design resulted in the construction
of two more prototypes, the first of these joining
the test programme early in 1961 as the Ye-152P. Fitted
with more sophisticated intercept and navigation
equipment, the Ye-152P had a deeper and broader dorsal
fairing substantially increasing internal fuel capacity
and was intended to be fitted with an 3.50m canard surface which was to be free-floating at
subsonic speeds and locked at supersonic speeds. In
the event, this canard was not fitted. Development of
the Ye-152 series of interceptors was stopped as a result
of the OKB 's preoccupation with the Ye-155P
(MiG-25P), but the remaining prototype was completed
for high-speed research as the Ye-152M with an
R-15B-300 engine providing an afterburning thrust of
10210kg. This aircraft established (as the
Ye-166) an absolute speed record over a 100km closed-circuit of 2601km/h on 7
October 1961, and an absolute speed record of
2681km/h on 7 July 1962.
| Take-off weight||14350 kg||31637 lb|
| Empty weight||10900 kg||24031 lb|
| Wingspan||8.79 m||29 ft 10 in|
| Length||19.66 m||65 ft 6 in|
| Height||42.02 m||138 ft 10 in|
| Max. speed||2510 km/h||1560 mph|
| Ceiling||22670 m||74400 ft|
| Range w/max.fuel||1470 km||913 miles|
|A three-view drawing of Ye-152P (1665 x 1048)|
Need (MUCH!!!) more explanatory commentary on how something as hot, and exemplary of the Boeing saying "if it looks good, it will fly good (eg. 787), could "stink", unless simply being a creation of those "bestial, godless, commies" must be, by definition, bereft of any technical or aesthetic merit? Toss in "fly-by-wire" controls, offering synthetic stability at even the highest mach numbers, and the now, unfortunately, defunct AL-41 engine, intended for the now also defunct, MiG-144, and its "look out everybody, Daddy's got a new set of wings"!! Too bad ALL(!!!) such thrilling performance has been rendered moot by Moore's Law, with computer chips so fast that, in the eyes of modern fire control and missile guidance systems, anything that actually has to move through space from "point-A" to "point-B", is relatively crawling in "sloowwwww motion". Can we all say "ASAT". Not even a Blackbird is as fast, or flies as high, as something in LEO. Fini the utility of further improvements in aircraft speed or height. Nowhere to run, and no way to hide!
this shit is the bomb how can you say it stinks?
|It stinks, 28.02.2017|
IMHO, its the enlarged spine, like the MiG-21Bis, that aesthetically, makes the difference in aerodynamic lines. Would like to see what one equipped with the definitive version of the otherwise trouble-ridden and thrust-deficient, R-15, the R-15BF-2-300, might have done. Might even have been a "Blackbird-catcher"!!
I wish i could see this plane fighting an F-4 Phantom.
A very big MiG and my favourite one!
I agree, that would be fine, to build a scale model of this or other prototypes.
Very cool aircraft! Too bad that nobody offers a 1/48 scale model of it and the other
Mig prototypes of that time.
Do you have any comments about this aircraft ?