Technical data
Type M-50/M-52
Function bomber
Year 1960
Engines 4*28660lb Soloviev D-15 or
4*Zubets ??
Speed M1.4

M-50 / M-52, V.M.Myasichev 'Bounder'

Two M-50/M-52 (52k and 65k) found at Ned Avejic Photo Page among other rare things.

One writer commented on the M-50 that it was 'an outstanding failure which revealed an embarrassing lack of understanding of the problems of high-speed flight.' The truth is that little is known about Bounder. It was a fast jet bomber with four engines, two under the wing and two on the tips of its truncated delta wing.

Second M-50 was designated M-52 and carried Zubets engines around which the aircraft had been designed. The engine installation was modified, and a second tailplane added to the top of the fin.

One of possible armament configuration was single heavy RSS (S-30) cruise missile.

Second prototype with new engines - M-52;

More Links...
  • M-50
  • M-50 at Virtual Aircraft Museum
  • M-50, Myasichew 'Bounder'
  • M-52, Myasichew 'Bounder'

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