Mikoyan/Gurevich Ye-152(P)


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With the availability of the R-15-300 engine in acceptable form for fighter installation, the MiG OKB built two further prototypes of the Ye-152 with a single turbojet of this type supplanting the paired R-11F-300s of the Ye-152A. Retaining the systems of the Ye-152A, the Ye-152/1 and /2 were powered by the R-15-300 rated at 6890kg and boosted to 10210kg with afterburning. A larger delta wing swept back to 53 47' on the leading edge was fitted, and the tips terminated in launchers for two K-9 AAMs. Equipped with Uragan 5B, the Ye-152/1 flew for the first time on 16 May 1961, and in the course of the following flight test programme, the Ye-152/2 attained 2740km/h and an altitude of 22500m, Mach=2.28 being recorded at 18000m with two K-9 missiles. Continuing development of the basic design resulted in the construction of two more prototypes, the first of these joining the test programme early in 1961 as the Ye-152P. Fitted with more sophisticated intercept and navigation equipment, the Ye-152P had a deeper and broader dorsal fairing substantially increasing internal fuel capacity and was intended to be fitted with an 3.50m canard surface which was to be free-floating at subsonic speeds and locked at supersonic speeds. In the event, this canard was not fitted. Development of the Ye-152 series of interceptors was stopped as a result of the OKB 's preoccupation with the Ye-155P (MiG-25P), but the remaining prototype was completed for high-speed research as the Ye-152M with an R-15B-300 engine providing an afterburning thrust of 10210kg. This aircraft established (as the Ye-166) an absolute speed record over a 100km closed-circuit of 2601km/h on 7 October 1961, and an absolute speed record of 2681km/h on 7 July 1962.


  Take-off weight14350 kg31637 lb
  Empty weight10900 kg24031 lb
  Wingspan8.79 m29 ft 10 in
  Length19.66 m65 ft 6 in
  Height42.02 m138 ft 10 in
  Max. speed2510 km/h1560 mph
  Ceiling22670 m74400 ft
  Range w/max.fuel1470 km913 miles

Ye-152PA three-view drawing of Ye-152P (1665 x 1048)

Anonymous, 23.05.2020 21:41



BobTheDog, e-mail, 09.07.2017 17:21

Need (MUCH!!!) more explanatory commentary on how something as hot, and exemplary of the Boeing saying "if it looks good, it will fly good (eg. 787), could "stink", unless simply being a creation of those "bestial, godless, commies" must be, by definition, bereft of any technical or aesthetic merit? Toss in "fly-by-wire" controls, offering synthetic stability at even the highest mach numbers, and the now, unfortunately, defunct AL-41 engine, intended for the now also defunct, MiG-144, and its "look out everybody, Daddy's got a new set of wings"!! Too bad ALL(!!!) such thrilling performance has been rendered moot by Moore's Law, with computer chips so fast that, in the eyes of modern fire control and missile guidance systems, anything that actually has to move through space from "point-A" to "point-B", is relatively crawling in "sloowwwww motion". Can we all say "ASAT". Not even a Blackbird is as fast, or flies as high, as something in LEO. Fini the utility of further improvements in aircraft speed or height. Nowhere to run, and no way to hide!


boi23, 24.06.2017 06:53

this shit is the bomb how can you say it stinks?


BobTheDog, e-mail, 09.08.2014 23:23

IMHO, its the enlarged spine, like the MiG-21Bis, that aesthetically, makes the difference in aerodynamic lines. Would like to see what one equipped with the definitive version of the otherwise trouble-ridden and thrust-deficient, R-15, the R-15BF-2-300, might have done. Might even have been a "Blackbird-catcher"!!


bombardier, e-mail, 12.10.2011 16:16

I wish i could see this plane fighting an F-4 Phantom.


Soeren, 27.04.2009 11:00

A very big MiG and my favourite one!
I agree, that would be fine, to build a scale model of this or other prototypes.


bartdebhunt@comcast.net, 09.12.2006 21:44

Very cool aircraft! Too bad that nobody offers a 1 /48 scale model of it and the other
Mig prototypes of that time.


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