2 The Soviet Stratospheric Planes

The Soviet Stratospheric Planes

Posted on May 8, 2014 by tim

The Myasishchev M-55 (NATO reporting name: Mystic-B) is a high altitude geophysical research aircraft developed by OKB Myasishchev in the Soviet Union, similar in purpose to the Lockheed ER-2, but with a twin boom fuselage and tail surface design. It is a twin-engined development of the Myasishchev M-17 Stratosphera with a higher maximum take-off weight.

The first aircraft of this series took off August 16, 1988. By 1993, there were six examples built.


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2 Responses to “The Soviet Stratospheric Planes”

  1. john says:

    Sad to see it in that condition.

  2. Tillerman says:

    The aircraft with the hump is another one than the derelict, as it has another registration number.

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