MiG-25 Supersonic Bizjet

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Hi All --

I'm currently putting together a little write-up about the MiG-25 derived SSBJ design that the bureau worked on from 1963-1965. I've got information from the three sources below, and a couple of photos of the model (one from each book), but I was wondering if anyone else had come across this design and had some info to share. Thanks!

Karnozov, Vladimir (2003). Class Struggle. Flight International. 10 June 2003. http://www.flightglobal.com/articles/2003/06/10/166548/class-struggle.html . Retrieved: 16 December 2010.

Belyakov, R. A., and J. Marmain (1994). MiG: Fifty Years of Secret Aircraft Design. Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, Maryland. pp. 402-403.

Gordon, Yefim (1997). MiG-25 'Foxbat' and MiG-31 'Foxhound. Midland Publishing Limited, Leicester, England. pp. 11-12.
 

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Hi,

also I have the book; MiG : Fifty Years of Secret Aircraft Design,
but here is Ye-155 SST concept.

http://www.vectorsite.net/avmig25_1.html
 

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Quote from "MiG Aircraft since 1937" by Bill Gunston & Yefim Gordon, Putnam 1998:
Ye-155 bizjet project
Studied in 1963-65, this would have had a wing of increased span and a new forward fuselage equipped with up to seven passenger seats or up to 1,000kg (2,205lb) of urgent cargo. The entrance door was on the left behind the cockpit. The fuselage was slightly wider, increasing fuel capacity to give a range of up to 3,500km (2,175 miles) at Mach 2.35. The VVS showed some interest, but the work was mainly funded by the OKB, which decided that the probable market did not justify the large design effort.
The wing of the bizjet model appears to be different from the stubbier wing of the MiG-25 as built. The model as shown by Belyakov/Marmain has an Aeroflot-text above the passenger windows, but I recall from years ago Soviet military transports often wore Aeroflot-livery.
 

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side view here:
http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,6537.0
 

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Photo from Sergey Kuznetcov aka Pilot from his MiG museum walkaround
 

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Send me the link please,
try to share as soon as I get a decent internet connection ...!
 

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Here's the cutaway I think Motocar is referring to. However you need a big pinch of salt. In the book seating is one abreast down the LHS with an aisle to the right. The drawing shows two and an aisle something would have to be quite tiny....

New link for the Flight article https://www.flightglobal.com/class-struggle/48677.article
 

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I feel the cockpit was different ?.
 

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I feel the cockpit was different ?.
I feel the same way. There are two models and two sets of drawings and they seem to show two stages of the same design. The cutaway drawing shows both versions as models. As it was never built it's likely there were several design stages as different problems surfaced.
 
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