Air Enthusiast 1999-07
P.Butowski - Supersonic Myasischchevs
The M-50A prototype made only 23 flights before being sent to Monino museum.
An unrecognised model of Myasishchev’s bomber design, probably the M-54.
Another unknown Myasishchev bomber design. This is probably a design for the intercontinental M-60 with Arkhip Lyulka designed nuclear propulsion.
Model of the M-52 is its final configuration.
The final version of M-52 bomber. The prototype was built, but never flown - it was scrapped several years later.
Projected view of the M-50 with Zubets RD16-17s from the design approved in December 1955. Bottom, side view of the true prototype M-50A with Dobrynin VD-7s.
The final M-56 variant with six engines arranged in a pack under the rear part of the wing’s centre section.
M-70 flying-boat was ordered from Myasishchev by governmental resolution No. 1119-582 of August 15,1956 (similar aircraft were to be designed also by Tupolev and Beriev). Two versions were provided, a bomber and reconnaissance aircraft.
Heavy ‘sonic’ bomber VM-31 (at left) was to be powered by four Dobrynin VD-5 turbojets. Design VM-32 (right) was to be powered by the same four VD-5s (not visible on the drawing because they were installed in pairs, one above the other)
Модель бомбардировщика М-20
Project M-20-21 was a variable-geometry canard.
One of the M-20 variant TV designs very much resembled the American AMSA.
M-20-2 of the so-called M-20 variant I and is a variable geometry aircraft in classic configuration, similar to the F-111 or Su-24.
M-20-11, an anti-submarine warfare version different from bomber variant, the M-20-10 by additional 360° observation radar installed under the nose, as well as by prolonged and thicker rear part of fuselage containing the ASW equipment.
M-20-14, of the M-20 variant II designs.
M-20-18, representing the M-20 variant III design and powered by six engines.
M-20-21 (M-20 variant III), a variable-geometry canard with package arrangement of four Kuznetsov turbofans.
M-20-23, a design of the series M-20 variant IV. Note additional conformal fuel tanks attached under engine nacelles.
M-20-24 was a successive tail-less design with controlled wing flow.
M-20-9, a delta flying wing with a laminar flow system.