|Engines||1*117.7kN Kolesev RD-36-51V|
A high-altitude aircraft with an high-aspect ratio U-2 like wing and twin tail booms. The obvious role is reconnaissance, but the M-17 was in fact designed to hunt reconnaissance balloons --- in the '50s and also in the '80s, the US used high-altitude balloons for recce missions over the USSR. The later M-55 or M-17RM was twin-engined and optimized for reconnaissance.
A two-seat version is under development and will enter service in 1997.
|Modified January 25, 1996||Back to|