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)|
|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 ?