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Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)

Il-56 (Ilyushin)

In parallel with the creation of IL-54 in 1955-1956, the OKB also developed a faster front-line bomber with a crew of two people, which received the designation IL-56. According to the assignment, the aircraft was supposed to deliver 2000 kg of bombs to a distance of up to 2200 km. Moreover, during the "throw" he had to have a speed corresponding to the number M = 1.75-1.9. It all depended on the engine. So, the minimum value of the speed corresponded to the turbofan engine AL-7F, and the maximum - based on the installation of two AM-11. But further research in the wind tunnels of TsAGI did not go. At the same time, the OKB began work on the creation of a projectile (in modern terminology - a cruise missile) with a flight range of 3000 to 3500 km, starting from a submarine.

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