Characterised by what was at the time extreme wing
sweepback - 60° at the leading edge - and the first
MiG fighter designed for sustained supersonic flight,
the OKB's Izdeliye M was initiated to accept the new
Lyulka TR-3A single-shaft turbojet which was to be
committed to production as the AL-5. Assigned the official
designation I-350, one prototype was built, the M-1
with RP-1 Izumrud AI radar, a second, the M-2 with Korshun
AI radar, being abandoned before completion.
Armament comprised one 37mm N-37 and two 23mm
NR-23 cannon. The M-1 was flown for the first time on
16 June 1951, but the TR-3A turbojet, which was rated
at 4600kg, failed shortly after take-off.
The hydraulic system also failed, but the pilot nonetheless
effected a successful landing. Four further flight
tests were performed, but engine difficulties persisted,
and, as it was obvious that the Lyulka turbojet
demanded considerable further development, the I-350
programme was terminated in August 1951.
| MODEL||I-350 (estimated)|
| Take-off weight||8710 kg||19202 lb|
| Empty weight||6125 kg||13503 lb|
| Wingspan||9.73 m||32 ft 11 in|
| Length||16.65 m||55 ft 8 in|
| Wing area||36.00 m2||387.50 sq ft|
| Max. speed||1266 km/h||787 mph|
| Range||1120 km||696 miles|
|A three-view drawing (1663 x 1113)|
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