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Various Soviet & Russian VTOL Projects

hesham

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From Krila 4/1957,

here is a tilt-wing jet transport aircraft Project,for Mr. G. Pokrovski or Pokrovsky.
 

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VSI fighter by Shchyerbakov
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VSI - (Vysoko-Skorostnoy Istrebitel):high-speed fighter.
1946-1947
Conceptually years ahead of its time, this was world's first project for vectored-thrust
jet VTOL.
Accounting velocity - before 1500 km/h (engines 2 x RD-45 (Nene)

Source: Shavrov "History design plane in USSR 1938-1950"
Further to posts 8 and 35 I came across these renderings of the VSI. All from https://www.72news.eu/2017/11/abk-shcherbakov-wsi-renders.html
Shchyerbakov VSI pic 1.jpgShchyerbakov VSI pic 2.jpgShchyerbakov VSI pic 3.jpg
 
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