The Largest Security-Cleared Career Network for Defense and Intelligence Jobs - JOIN NOW

Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)

M-70 Supersonic Strategic Bombardment Flying Boat

The development of a long-range naval bomber-scout "M-70", began in OKB VM Myasishchev in accordance with the decision of the Council of Ministers on August 15, 1956. It was considered highly probable that the enemy simultaneously could disable a significant part of the airfields of Long-Range Aviation.

OKB-156 and OKB-23 under the direction of GM Beriev, AN Tupolev and VM Myasishchev were developed supersonic seaplane projects as an alternative to land planes. Earlier, such a project (A-55) was proposed by RL Bartini. The distribution of seaplanes-bombers over the waters of the seas and oceans would allow not only to preserve combat vehicles, but also strike back.

It was expected that the "flying boat" with a take-off weight of 200 tons will fly with a cruising speed of 950-1700 km / h (maximum - 1800 km / h) at a distance of 6500-7500 km. With two refueling from submarines, the estimated range was 18,000-20,000 km.

The aircraft, executed in a normal aerodynamic scheme (variants with a swept wing, and also a trapezoidal wing having a straight sweep along the leading edge and reverse on the rear edge were worked out), it was planned to equip 4 TRDF-2 over the wing on the pylons and two on the sides of the keel. For take-off and landing, retractable hydrolling was used.

In August 1957 OKB-23 provided the customer with a preliminary design of the seaplane, and the project ended.

Design OKB V.Myasisheva
Designation M-70
Project 1956-57
Type Strategic bomber
Crew, people.
Geometric and mass characteristics
Takeoff weight, kg 240000
Fuel weight, kg 144000
Number of engines 4
Engine TRDF
Flight data (calculated)
Flight speed, km / h max 1800
cruising 950-1700
Flight range, km
without refueling 6500-7500
with 2- I refueled 18000-20000

M-70 M-70 M-70 M-70 M-70


Join the mailing list

Page last modified: 13-09-2021 12:13:57 ZULU