In late May 1947, flight testing commenced of a development of the Su-9, the Su-11 or Samolet LK, which was destined to be the first Soviet jet fighter powered by a turbojet of indigenous design. The fuselage of the Su-11 was fundamentally similar to that of the Su-9, apart from some structural revision, but because of the appreciably larger engines, the wing structure was extensively modified. The Su-11 was powered by two Lyulka TR-1 turbojets each developing 1300kg, these being mounted ahead of the main-spar. Armament was the same as that of the Su-9. Factory trials were completed in April 1948, but the TR-1 turbojet was inadequately developed and, like its predecessor, the Su-11 was handicapped by the suggestion that it copied German technology,. Aleksandr Yakovlev telling Yosif Stalin that it was no more than a "warmed over Me 262".
|A three-view drawing (1663 x 1073)|
| Take-off weight||6350 kg||13999 lb|
| Empty weight||4495 kg||9910 lb|
| Wingspan||11.80 m||39 ft 9 in|
| Length||10.57 m||35 ft 8 in|
| Height||3.72 m||12 ft 2 in|
| Wing area||21.40 m2||230.35 sq ft|
| Max. speed||940 km/h||584 mph|
| Range||910 km||565 miles|
Do you think Uncle Joe was a little short upstairs because what comrade Yakovlev said about the Su-11 was just the same as he reportedly said about the Alexseev I 215.
Looks like when the soviets was taked the design plans of Me-262 was intented built a new aircraft based in that
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