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Myasishchev M-55 Geophysica

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Here's an aircraft that isn't mentioned in everyday talk. The M-55 was a larger, heavier version of the M-17, itself a modification of Subject 34. Currently serving in an Arctic research role, it was a reconnaisance varient of the M-17, named the M-17RN. With a service altitude of 66,000 feet, it is comparable the U-2 in mission. Only 5 have been made. AG-1 for lights, and enjoy this rare aircraft!

General Characteristics

  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 90.2ft (27.5m)
  • Length 59.7ft (18.2m)
  • Height 15.6ft (4.8m)
  • Empty Weight 9,894lbs (4,488kg)
  • Loaded Weight 14,812lbs (6,719kg)


  • Power/Weight Ratio 1.517
  • Wing Loading 14.0lbs/ft2 (68.1kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 1,061.5ft2 (98.6m2)
  • Drag Points 6393


  • Number of Parts 98
  • Control Surfaces 8
  • Performance Cost 480