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Myasishchev 3MD Bomber 1956 Year 1/72 Scale Plastic Model Kit Amodel 72014

Theme: Military

Era : 1946-1959

Scale : 1/72

Material : Plastic

Series: Legendary Aircrafts

Recommended Age Range: 12 Years & Up

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3M (originally M-6; product "201"; NATO codification: Bizon-B) is a Soviet strategic bomber developed by the Myasishchev Design Bureau.
Work on the radical modernization of the M-4 was carried out in accordance with the Decree of the Council of Ministers of the USSR No. 1428-642 of July 6, 1954. At the company, the theme received the code "36", and the aircraft - the designation 3M. When choosing engines, they relied on the VD-7, the takeoff thrust of which exceeded 11000 kgf, and the cruising fuel consumption was 0.73-0.8 kg / kgf⋅h (for AM-3 - up to 1.03), like the best foreign samples. Using these engines, increasing the amount of fuel on board, installing an in-flight refueling system, and also improving aerodynamics, it was possible to obtain a range sufficient to reach the most remote point in the United States. This was very important, since there were nuclear facilities in the southern part of the States: Los Alamos (New Mexico), Oak Ridge (Tennessee), Castle and March SAC airbases (English) Russian. (California), Dice and Carswells (Texas), Berksdale (Louisiana) and many others. The main storage facilities for nuclear weapons were concentrated at these bases. In addition, the construction of missile launch complexes and control centers was unfolding in California, Texas and Florida. Putting them under attack was very tempting.
The entire airframe and bomber systems were redesigned. The strength standards for heavy aircraft that were in force at that time set an overload during a maneuver with a maximum weight of at least 2.5 and during a bumpy flight - 3.0. Myasishchev managed to prove that these requirements are too high, and move on to a lighter design. Other measures also made it possible to reduce the weight, in particular, the replacement of the rubber of the fuel tanks with a polyamide film. As a result, the weight of the empty car was reduced by almost 3 tons compared to the serial M-4.
The aircraft received a new wing of a larger span, without a kink along the trailing edge, with a reduced number of aerodynamic baffles by one pair and a new profile on the end parts. The operating experience of the M-4 made it possible to abandon the transverse V-stabilizer. The aerodynamic quality of the machine reached a record value - 18.5 units (for comparison: this figure for the Tu-16 was about 14, and for the Avro Vulkan and B-47 foreign aircraft, which were very advanced at that time, they were 17.0 and 17.25 , respectively). It was possible to exceed 19 units only on heavy vehicles with a variable sweep of the wing V-1V and Tu-160.