|Engines||2*9000kg Lyulka AL-7F|
Delta winged long-range all-weather interceptor. It was an enormous aircraft (but lost competition with yet 'more enormous' Tu-28), designed to fly long-range missions at high altitude, armed with two large missiles.
Nicknamed 'Anaconda' for long narrow fuselage and tough handling. After the first aircraft crashed (poor visibility from the cockpit caused premature ground touch during landing), noses on three remaining planes were lowered by 6°.
|Modified January 25, 1996||Back to|