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Sukhoi Su-5 Aircraft Information

Sukhoi Su-5

Su-5 (I-107)

Sukhoi Su-5

Role: Fighter
Manufacturer: Sukhoi
Designed by: Pavel Sukhoi
First flight: 6 April 1945
Status: Cancelled
Number built: 1

The Sukhoi Su-5 or I-107 was a Soviet mixed-power (propeller and motorjet) prototype fighter aircraft built toward the end of World War II.


The appearance of German turbojet-powered Messerschmitt Me 262 near the end of WWII prompted Soviet Union to develop faster fighter aircraft. Since USSR lacked a production-ready turbojet engine, the efforts were directed toward mixed-power aircraft utilizing a conventional piston engine-driven propeller for the majority of propulsion with a small rocket or jet engine for bursts of speed.

The Su-5 (initially I-107) and the conceptually similar Mikoyan-Gurevich I-250 were designed in 1944. The aircraft first flew on 6 April 1945 and underwent limited flight testing. It was subsequently fitted with a laminar flow wing and attained 793 km/h (428 kn, 493 mph) at 4,350 m (14,270 ft) with the motorjet functioning. On 15 June 1945, the Klimov VK-107A piston engine was damaged beyond repair in flight. Following acquisition of another VK-107A, flight testing continued until 18 October when the engine reached the end of its service life. No further VK-107As could be procured and the project was canceled.

The Su-5 was a conventional monoplane of all-metal construction. The VRDK (Russian: Воздушно-Реактивный Двигатель Компрессорный) motorjet in the rear of the fuselage was powered by a driveshaft from the VK-107 piston engine and could provide an additional 100 km/h (54 kn, 62 mph) of speed for three minutes.

Specifications (Su-5)

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General characteristics

Crew: 1
Length: 8.51 m (27 ft 11 in)
Wingspan: 10.56 m (34 ft 8 in)
Height: 3.53 m (11 ft 7 in)
Wing area: 17 m (183 ft)
Empty weight: 2,954 kg (6,510 lb)
Loaded weight: 3,804 kg (8,390 lb)
1x VDRK motorjet, 2.9 kN (660 lbf)
1x Klimov VK-107A liquid-cooled V12 engine, 1,230 kW (1,650 hp)


Maximum speed: 810 km/h (437 kn, 503 mph) projected at 7,800 m (25,590 ft)
Range: 600 km (325 nmi, 375 mi)
Service ceiling: 12,000 m (39,370 ft)
Rate of climb: 5.7 min to 5,000 m (16,405 ft)


1 x 23 mm (0.91 in) Nudelman-Suranov NS-23 cannon
2 x 12.7 mm (0.50 in) Berezin UB machine guns

Comparable aircraft

Mikoyan-Gurevich I-250

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