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Malyutka
Malyutka

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Class: Manned. Type: Rocketplane. Nation: USSR. Agency: VVS. Manufacturer: Polikarpov.

The Malyutka rocket point interceptor was designed by Polikarpov beginning in 1943. The small aircraft, powered by a Glushko engine, was designed to reach a speed of 845 km/hr on flights of 8 to 14 minutes duration. Prototype construction was underway when Polikarpov died on 30 July 1944. He had Stalin's support but many other enemies. The result was that his design bureau and projects were immediately cancelled after his death.


Specification

Craft.Crew Size: 1. Total Length: 7.3 m. Total Mass: 2,795 kg. Total Propellants: 1,500 kg. Primary Engine Thrust: 1,200 kgf. Main Engine Propellants: Nitric Acid/Kerosene.


Malyutka Chronology


01 January 1943 Malyutka rocket point interceptor design begins.

The Malyutka rocket point interceptor was designed by Polikarpov beginning in 1943. Prototype construction was underway when Polikarpov died on 30 July 1944. His projects were immediately cancelled after his death.



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