Technical data
Type T-43
Function Interceptor prototype
Year 1957
Crew 1
Engines 1*9600kg AL-7F-1
Length 17.3m
Wingspan 9.4m
Wing area ?m2
Empty weight ?kg
Loaded weight ?kg
Wing Load (kg/m2) ?
Thrust
to
Weight
?
Speed at ?m 2337km/h
Landing Speed ?km/h
Landing Roll ?m
Takeoff Roll ?m
Turn time ?sec
Range ?km
Flight Endurance ?h
Ceiling 21170m
Climb
1000m ?min
Payload
Fuel ?kg
Armament
Rockets 4*R-2US

T-43 by P.O.Sukhoj

20k T-43-1 drawing from Mir Aviatsii 2/1993, Russian Power Site

Improved T-3 fighter-interceptor. Same airframe got new adjustable supersonic air intake, accommodating TsD-30T radar. A lot of other equipment was also upgraded. Four guided R-2US (K-51) were installed.

More powerful AL-7F-1 engine and improved airdynamic of T-43 compared to T-3 made it a good performer.

Specially prepared T-43-1 (first T-43??) was used by pilots V.S.Ilyushin and A.A.Koznov to set series of world records :

  • August 14, 1959 - altitude 28,852m
  • September 1962 - 2337km/h at 500km circle
  • November 4, 1962 - sustained altitude 21,170m
  • On September 10, 1957 test-pilot V.S.Ilyushin took off on the first series T-43, which will enter service under designation Su-9.

    PredecessorsModifications/Developments

    T-3

    Su-9

    U-43

    ReferencesLinks
  • Mir Aviatsii 2/1993
  • M-Hobby 4/1995 magazine
  • M-Hobby 3/1997 magazine
  • Russian Power
  • T-43, Sukhoi
  • Sukhoj aircraft at WWW.AVIATION.RU

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