This paper plane is a Sukhoi Su-1 fighter. This aircraft paper model is created by Kancho lliev, the scale of the papercraft is 1:48. Sukhoi Su-1 or I-330 was a prototype Soviet high-altitude fighter aircraft built at the beginning of World War II. An improved version, designated Su-3 (I-360), was also built and tested the following year. Neither version was mass produced.
In 1939, Sukhoi was tasked with designing a high-altitude fighter, the resulting Su-1 was a conventional monoplane with a streamlined wooden semi-monocoque fuselage, low-set all-metal wing made of duralumin and un-pressurized cockpit. The key feature of the aircraft was a pair of TK-2 turbochargers driven by exhaust gases from the Klimov M-105P engine. The prototype was completed at the Sukhoi plant in Kharkov in May 1940, flying for the first time, on 15 June 1940, with A.P. Chernyavsky at the controls. Testing continued until 3 August, when Chernavskii mistakenly landed with the landing gear retracted. After the completion of repairs in mid-September, testing resumed, but an in-flight engine failure on 2 October resulted in a dead-stick landing. Limited flight testing continued until April 1941, with the Su-1 reaching a top speed of 641 km/h (345 kn, 400 mph) at 10,000 m (32,810 ft). However, the turbochargers proved unreliable and without them the aircraft was inferior in performance to the Yakovlev Yak-1.
General characteristics of Sukhoi Su-1
- Crew: 1
- Length: 8.42 m (27 ft 8 in)
- Wingspan: 11.50 m (37 ft 9 in)
- Height: 2.71 m (8 ft 11 in)
- Wing area: 19 m² (205 ft²)
- Empty weight: 2495 kg (5,500 lb)
- Loaded weight: 2875 kg (6,340 lb)
- Powerplant: 1 × Klimov M-105P liquid-cooled twin-turbocharged V12 engine, 820 kW (1,100 hp)
- Maximum speed: 640 km/h (345 kn, 400 mph) at 10,000 m (32,810 ft)
- Range: 720 km (390 nmi, 445 mi)
- Service ceiling: 12,500 m (41,010 ft)
- Rate of climb: 10.33 min to 10,000 m (32,810 ft)
- 1 × 20 mm (0.79 in) ShVAK cannon
- 2 × 7.62 mm (0.30 in) ShKAS machine guns
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