Bartini

Рисунок РГСРRGSR
strategic reconnaissance

      Tsybin and Bartini RGSP - projects which stemmed from the RSR, also dating from 1957. This too would have been water-based, with a planing bottom, engines moved above the wings to avoid the spray (minimised by the down-angled water fins), and with the external tanks serving as wingtip buoyancy bodies. This version was not equipped for airfield landings.

Description
Design R.L.Bartini, OKB-256 P.V.Tsybin
Type RGSR
Project 1957/58
Function strategic reconnaissance
Crew 1
Dimensions & Weight
Length, m 26,7 (27,6)
Wing Span, m 8,5 (9,75)
Overall height, m 7,5
Power-plant
Engines 2 Turbojet A-30
Performance (project)
Max. speed, km/h 2000

Проект РГСР

References and Credits:

  1. «To it to be a rocket» / I.Afanasyev, V.Bobkov. «Ace» 1/1993 /
  2. «Outstripped time» / V.Maksimovsky. «Air Fleet Herald». 6/96 /
  3. «Bombers» / V.Il'in, M.Levin, 1997 /