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M-17 Mystic recon aircraft

Country of Origin: Russia


The Myasishchev M-17 series of planes are high-altitude research aircraft similar in capability to the U.S. Lockheed U-2/TR-1 series. The Russians tested a natural laminar-flow wing to be used on aircraft operating at very high altitudes and relatively low speeds. The "Stratosphere" was developed first, probably for military reconnaissance. The "Geophysica" can be used for air sampling and aerial mapping. That aircraft is large enough to hold a comprehensive electronic...

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