Sukhoi-Gulfstream S-21

Sukhoi-Gulfstream S-21 was a projected Russian-American supersonic business jet.

S-21
Sukhoi SSBJ project model.jpg
Sukhoi SSBJ project model
Role Supersonic business jet
Manufacturer Sukhoi Design Bureau/Gulfstream Aerospace
S-21 3D model

In the early 1990s, Gulfstream Aerospace and the Sukhoi Design Bureau began a joint effort to develop a supersonic small business jet, code named the S-21. Due to questionable market demand for commercial supersonic air travel, commitment to the project weakened and delays mounted.[1]

Gulfstream eventually dissolved the partnership, although Sukhoi continued work on the S-21.

The S-21 would be capable of sustained cruise at Mach 2+ and much research and development has gone into the management of the troublesome transonic effects phenomena associated with near Mach 1 air speeds.

As of 2012, the project had not received any funding for the 2013-2025 development period and appeared to be cancelled.[2]

Specifications (S-21)Edit

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Capacity: 6–10 passengers and 2,999 lb (907 kg) useful load
  • Length: 124 ft 2 in (37.86 m)
  • Wingspan: 65 ft 5 in (19.93 m)
  • Wingsweep: 32° unswept 68° swept
  • Height: 27 ft 1 in (8.26 m)
  • Empty weight: 54,167 lb (24,570 kg)
  • Max takeoff weight: 114,200 lb (51,800 kg)
    • With Fuel: 58,465 lb (26,519 kg)
  • Powerplant: 3 × Aviadvigatel D-21A1 turbofan, 16,535 lbf (73.55 kN) thrust each

Performance

  • Maximum speed: Mach 2+
  • Range: 4,600 mi (7,403 km, 4,000 nmi) at Mach 0.95
  • Range: 2,715 mi (4,369 km, 2360 nmi) at Mach 1.4
  • Service ceiling: 63,900 ft (19,477 m)
  • Thrust/weight: 0.43

See alsoEdit

Aircraft of comparable role, configuration, and era

Related lists

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Clarke, Chris (November 24, 2015). "11 Outlandish Attempts To Build The Next Concorde". Popular Mechanics. Retrieved November 17, 2016.
  2. ^ "Государственная программа Российской Федерации "Развитие авиационной промышленности на 2013 - 2025 годы"" (PDF). Минпромторг России. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-04-15. Retrieved 2013-03-30.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Sukhoi S-21 at Wikimedia Commons