SOVIET SECRET PROJECTSThe aviation industry of the former SovietUnion produced many outstanding militaryaircraft. However, there were many otherproposed projects that never saw the light ofday and almost all of them were completelyunknown in the West. The end of the ColdWar gives the opportunity for researchers inRussia to uncover these projects for the firsttime.This volume, the first in a planned series ofthree, details many of the jet bomber pro-jects drawn between the late 1940s and thepresent day and shows just how creative thedesign bureaus could be. A large proportioncome from Tupolev, but there were othersfrom Myasishchev, Sukhoi, and Yakovlev.Access to original archives from the bureauxhas ensured a level of in-depth coverage andaccuracy never previously possible.
Soviet Secret Projects
also describes thecompetitions between these projects fororders and shows the progress made in air-craft design behind the Iron Curtain. It willgive both experts and enthusiasts the chanceto compare this work to Western aircraftprogrammes. Most of the drawings and illus-trations have never previously been pub-lished and many of the 'might-have-been'types are depicted in the form of models.
from 1962 was one of theprecursors of the T-4 (Project 100).
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