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Sukhoi T-49

The bureau was also attracted by the possible advantages of lateral inlets, which would leave the nose free for search radar, and developed the T-49 prototype with such a forward fuselage. This confirmed the practicality of the concept, and further evolution produced the P-1 prototype.

Based on the Su-11, the T-49 experimented an alternative radar/intake arrangement. The radar was protruded forward, while the air intakes were placed at each sides of the radome. Maiden flight on 10 January 1960, tests soon stopped following a non-fatal accident.

 

 


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