In autumn 1961 the Ministry of Aviation Industry of the USSR issued OKB-156 Tupolev, DB-51 Sukhoi and OKB-115 Sukhoi Design Bureau the task to develop on a competitive basis a supersonic bomber-missile. Tupolev presented the project "135" and Sukhoi the T-4. Yakovlev proposed aircraft Yak-35 project represent a "tailless" configuration with a delta wing and motors located under the wings. The main construction material was supposed to heat-resistant steel. At the same time, two engine-building design bureau offered their engines: S.Tumansky - P-15 (developed at that time for the MiG-25 ) and P.Kolesov - R-36-41 (the engine and got preference).
The guided anti-ship missile Kh-45 was created A.Bereznyaka team. The works of three aircraft-building Design Bureau carefully studied the institutions and, in July and September 1962 were discussed at the scientific-technical council of the Ministry. The Yakovlev Design Bureau project was rejected in favor of the T-4.
|developer||Yakovlev Design Bureau|
|type||The supersonic missile crrier|
|Dimensions & Weight|
|Aircraft Length m|
|Takeoff weight, kg||90000|
|number of engine||s 4|
|Engine Thrust, kgf||16150|
|Flight data (calculated)|
|Flight distance, km||7200 (7000-8000)|
|Flight speed at height, km / h||3000-3200|
|weaponry||SD "air-land" 2 X-45|
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