Myasishchev M-52 heavy lift transport

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Nice pics and an article here:

http://www.from-ua.com/technology/44e58b7566a88/

Will post a translation later...
 
overscan said:
Nice pics and an article here:

http://www.from-ua.com/technology/44e58b7566a88/

Will post a translation later...

Hi overscan!

That M-52 is really an amazing aircraft! This is really a great find!

Chuck
 
Nice !
The most original is the main landing gear ;D, retractable in pods at mid span it seems... (apart of wheels below the removable load)
 
Funny looking, but do-able with some tweaking of the design. Boeing should have built that for moving 787 parts instead of that...well, something that WAS a 747 once... :-\
 
Nearly year after ( publication overscan) has found this subjects. Better late than never :). Here is than can is divided.
 

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Myasishchev M-52 A (base model)
Myasishchev M-52 A-1
 

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Myasishchev M-52 A-2
Myasishchev M-52 B
Military-transport variant A B
Take-off weight, t 650 650
Empty weight, t 350 300
Weight loads, t 125 160
Weight fuels, t 175 190
Range max., km 6500 6500
Cruise M=0,7 M=0,7

Transportation (greater size) heavy cargo on external suspend.
Take-off weight, t 800 760
Empty weight, t 300 250
Weight loads, t 400 400
Weight fuels, t 100 110
Range max., km 2000 2000
Cruise M=0,64 M=0,64
Source: A.Brook, K.Udalov, S.Smirnov "Illustrated encyclopedia planes of V.M.Myasishchev's" Vol.3 Chapt.1 AVICO 1999
 

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I've been searching everywhere, but can't find the dimensions anywhere. Anybody here who knows the wingspan and length of the various designs?

It's too bad this aircraft was never build. Would have looked beatiful. Elegant, but still heavy lift capable. Just don't paint it green.... ::) ::)
 
Dear Remko!
For you dimentions of M-52 from technical descriptoin.
If you need HR pic - contact directly.
You may also order this book in www.avicopress.ru. Some copies still exist.
Regards
 

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ucon said:
Dear Remko!
For you dimentions of M-52 from technical descriptoin.
If you need HR pic - contact directly.
You may also order this book in www.avicopress.ru. Some copies still exist.
Regards

Thank you UCON, that's most helpful! The aircraft is much larger than I actually thought as well!

I have considered getting the book for my collection, but I can't read Russian. So unfortunately much of the book would be lost to me. If there will ever be an english version I'll surely get it!
 

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Wow how cool to bad it was not built would have awesome 1st stage air drop orbital space system. Wish there was more information on the dhuttle like spaceship in some the pics.
 
airrocket said:
Wow how cool to bad it was not built would have awesome 1st stage air drop orbital space system. Wish there was more information on the dhuttle like spaceship in some the pics.

According to BabelFish the caption for the air-launch version says that it could carry a launch vehicle and external fuel tank, with an overall mass of 400 tons, to a height of 8-10 km. It was able to put a 9 ton payload into a 200 km circular orbit.
 
Model of Myasishchev M-52A from USSR-Russian Aviation and Space Collectibles.

Description:
Multipurpose transport aircraft M-52A developed by Myasishchev Design Bureau intended to carry in giant container under fuselage heavy equipment for atomic reactors, equipment for oil production and other heavy weight and volume cargoes from 100 and up to 500 tonnes and 70 meters length with 8 meters diameter. Original superior quality resin model has 102 custom made metal wheels. On front part of fuselage showed Myasishchev Design Bureau logo and on heavy container under fuselage written `Aviaspetstrans` (Special aviation transporter).

Source: http://www.ussr-airspace.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=28_39_38_102&products_id=708
 

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Model of Myasischev M-52A-1 Aviaspetstrans from USSR-Russian Aviation and Space Collectibles


Description:
One of famous Myasishchev`s designs of heavy lift transporter AVIASPETSTRANS (Special Aviation Transportation) carrying container for transporting large vehicles, tanks, tractors and equipment.Development of this `52` project was based on existing VM-T Myasishchev transport and various variants of new transport and space support airplane included M-50A-2 and M-52B. Original model is a complicate hand made construction featuring metal wheels, custom graphic on fuselage, including Myasishchev Design Bureau logo on front and detailed undercarriage container.Wing span-12.5 inches.Length-11 inches.

Source: http://www.ussr-airspace.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=28_39_38_102&products_id=2246
 

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Model of Myasishchev M-52A-1 Air Launch variant from USSR-Russian Aviation and Space Collectibles.

Description:
One of famous Myasishchev`s designs of heavy lift transporter carrying orbital space shuttle MAKS with fuel tank was a M-52A-1 variant for Air Launch.Development of this `52` project was based on existing VM-T Myasishchev transport and various variants of new transport and space support airplane included M-50A-2 and M-52B. Original model is a complicate hand made construction featuring metal wheels, custom graphic on fuselage, including Myasishchev Design Bureau logo on front and detailed undercarriage part.Wing span-12.5 inches.Length-11 inches

Source: http://www.ussr-airspace.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=28_39_38_102&products_id=2245
 

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Model of M-52A-2 Myasishchev transport project from USSR-Russian Aviation and Space Collectibles.

Description:
One of famous Myasishchev`s designs of heavy lift transporter with additional cargo compartment under fuselage.Development of this `52` project was based on existing VM-T Myasishchev transport and various variants of new transport and space support airplane included M-50A-2 and M-52B.

Source: http://www.ussr-airspace.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=28_39_38_102&products_id=519
 

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Model of M-52B OKB Myasishchev transporter project from USSR-Russian Aviation and Space Collectibles.

One of famous Myasishchev`s designs of heavy lift transporter with additional cargo compartment under fuselage.Development of this `52` project was based on existing VM-T Myasishchev transport and various variants of new transport and space support airplane included M-50A-2 and M-52B.

Source: http://www.ussr-airspace.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=28_39_38_102&products_id=522
 

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That cargo pod on the M-52B almost looks like it was meant to be airdrop capable.
 
Probably just an idle question, but would our Russian members have any idea of what the potential domestic market, if any, might be for a revived M-52?
 
Topics merged.

Please keep in mind that this is "M-52" from the SECOND series (not to be confused with the first M-52, a variant of the "Bounder" heavy bomber).
 
How large are these, compared to say an An-225? Are there many runways wide enough to handle it? What about ground maneuvering at an airport?
 
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