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# seapl300 Robert Bartini A-57 supersonic flying-boat project

15.5 ` lenght resin model of one of most exotic 1957 projects of Robert Bartini. The design combined two ideas: a strategic flying boat and a carrier for heavy stand-off missiles. The A-57 was to be a flying boat weighting 705,280 lb (320,000 kg) with a maximum speed of 1,350 knots (2500 km/h)(subsonic speed with RSS missile) and a range 14000 km.As far as aerodynamic configuration was concerned, the A-57 was flying wing with a surface area 8 128 square feet, a lenght 228 ft and wing span 57 ft 5 inches.Power system considered of five Kuznetsov NK-10B engines. The engines were arranged in a common compartment between the tailfins in the rear part of fuselage. A wealth of equipment consisted of an SVR-1 radar, Roza and Venik active jamming systems, TRS-45 passive jamming unit, Veter navigation system, as well as Okhotsk hydroacoustic system for communication and identification of the submarine tanker. Basic armament of the A-57 was to be the RSS missile installed on the top of the rear part of the airframe, as well as the RDS-6 nuclear bomb, carried inside the bomb bay.And one more feature of this aircraft planned as reconnaissance version R-57 (same configuration, but featuring different equipment). Please check details on this model by e-mail or call.
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This product was added to our catalog on Friday 13 December, 2002.