|Engines||1*1430/1860hp AM-39B with 1*TK-300B|
|Wing Load (kg/m2)||169|
|Power load (kg/hp)||2.44|
|Speed at 6700m||600km/h|
|Speed at 12500m||691km/h|
|Climb to 5000m||4.6min|
High altitude (stratospheric) interceptor of the I-220 line, powered with AM-39B-1 engine. Exhaust gases from left collector were used to drive new TK-300B supercharger. Aircraft was driven by special high-altitude propeller. All efforts were made to achieve highest possible altitude.
Despite of such a 'record intentions', it was a well-equipped fighter. Pair of synchronized 20mm cannons, armored pilot's seat, armored glass plates in front of pilot and behind him, soft fuel tanks and high-altitude pressurized cockpit made it one of most advanced piston engine fighters.
I-222 was ready in April 1944, and took off on May 7 same year. It set series of records (see table), but the natural payback was very high landing speed - 169km/h.
|Modified October 13, 1997||Back to|