Myasishchev M-15

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Hi,

we know many aircraft and projects to this company,
such as M-45M long rang bomber,but in Aviation Russian
site, http://www.aviation.ru/Mya/


the Myasishchev M-15 was mentioned but no details
about it,does anyone know it ?.
 

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Hi all!
Not well-known fact, that Myasishchev's DB also took great part in creation of M-15 agrycultural jet-aircraft. More than 16 different modifications were searched and each of them had some variants. Even now the desingers of this aircraft still love it.
Regards
 

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hesham said:
the Myasishchev M-15 was mentioned but no details about it,does anyone know it ?.

It would seem that the designation "M-15" was used both by Myasishchev and P.Z.L.-Mielec to refer to the Belphegor agricultural aircraft.
 

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Wasn't there a dedicated military (CW sprayer) version of the M-15 as well?
 

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I've always been curious - why did they go with a jet engine?
 

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Found this on the site of the Polish Aviation Museum in Cracow:
Designer's R.A.Ismailov's initial design was considered as the most promising. It considered the use of the twin flow Ai-25 turbojet engine to power the aircraft. Such an engine was popular, both in civil and military aviation.
The Ai-25 was use to power the Soviet Yak-40 executive jet, and the school and training Czechoslovak L-39 Albatros. Wide service knowledge of this aircraft engine had to make its servicing in the future easier. The lower economical servicing costs also favoured this type of engine to the piston type.
 

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An Antonov An-2 was converted to test the M-15's configuration, with an AI-25 mounted at the end of its shortened fuselage. Found an image of it here, via Wiki:
 

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Some pix of LaLa-1
 

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ucon said:
Hi all!
Not well-known fact, that Myasishchev's DB also took great part in creation of M-15 agrycultural jet-aircraft. More than 16 different modifications were searched and each of them had some variants. Even now the desingers of this aircraft still love it.
Regards

Ucon,

Wonderful pictures and information you have been posting. The M-15 is one of my favorite aircraft. Is it possible that there are larger versions of the 16 different modifications photos you posted in reply #1 in 2009 and could you post them along with translations of the text?

Thanks,

Richard
 

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