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P-1
Role Interceptor
Manufacturer Sukhoi OKB
First flight October 1957
Status Prototype only
Number built 1

The Sukhoi P-1 was a prototype Soviet interceptor.

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Development

The P-1 was designed for the Uragan-1 (Hurricane-1) collision-course intercept radar. Due to the complexity of the radar, the aircraft was given a crew of two. The P-1 had a delta wing similar to that of the Sukhoi T-3 with 57-degree leading edge sweep. Although the production aircraft was intended to use the Tumansky R-15 engine, then in development, the prototype was fitted with a Lyulka AL-7F.[1]

The P-1 first flew in October 1957 but underwent only limited flight testing due to unavailability of the intended powerplant and ongoing problems with the radar and missile systems.

Specifications (P-1 as designed)

Data from Green[1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Length: 21.3 m (69 ft 11 in)
  • Wingspan: 9.8 m (32 ft 2 in)
  • Height: ()
  • Wing area: 44.0 m² (474 ft²)
  • Loaded weight: 10750 kg (23,700 lb)
  • Powerplant:Tumansky R-15 turbojet

Performance

Armament

  • 1 × 37 mm Nudelman N-37 cannon
  • 2 × K-7 radar-guided missiles
  • 50 × spin-stabilized unguided rockets

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Green, W; Swanborough, G (2001). The great book of fighters. MBI Publishing. ISBN 0760311943. 
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