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Malyutka rocketplane
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Malyutka

Malyutka

Russian manned rocketplane. Cancelled 1944. The Malyutka rocket point interceptor was designed by Polikarpov beginning in 1943.

Status: Cancelled 1944. Thrust: 11.70 kN (2,630 lbf). Gross mass: 2,795 kg (6,161 lb). Unfuelled mass: 1,295 kg (2,854 lb). Height: 7.30 m (23.90 ft). Span: 7.50 m (24.60 ft).

The small aircraft, powered by a Glushko NII-1 engine, was designed to reach a speed of 845 km/hr on flights of 8 to 14 minutes duration. Prototype construction was underway when Polikarpov died on 30 July 1944. He had Stalin's support but many other enemies. The result was that his design bureau and projects were immediately cancelled after his death.

Crew Size: 1.



Family: Rocketplane. Country: Russia. Propellants: Nitric acid/Kerosene. Agency: VVS, Polikarpov. Bibliography: 301, 6671.

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