PAK-TA Transport Aircraft

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  1. Illusive

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    Russia says yes

    Future Russian army could deploy anywhere in the world – in 7 hours



    West says propoganda

    Is Russia building a new supersonic aircraft?

    In my opinion Russia alone can't finance such a huge project, they'll rope in China more likely rather than India if something is happening.
     
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    Yeah that'd be great, its a nice peek to what future transport would look like and I am wondering what US has in the bag.
     
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    Changed it. I saw the news earlier, but did not post a thread because it is a lot of conceptual graphics, and still far away from reality.
     
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    I think Soviet has great aviation legacy, this plane just reminds me of over ambitious German aviation projects.
     
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    The shape is nice. Russia should build the plane with high subsonic speed. A supersonic transport is not needed.
     
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    Soviet ambitions sometimes were even greater than German. And Soviet bombers were larger and had longer range.

    In 1941 70 Soviet bombers had bombed Berlin, while Germans had no comparable bombers which could be able to bomb Moscow in the same way.

    This planes:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ilyushin_DB-3
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petlyakov_Pe-8
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yermolayev_Yer-2

    Germans had no analogues.

    So your comparison makes absolutely no sense.
     
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    Well I thought more about the "AmerikaBomber" like JU390, which maybe was over ambitious. On second thought, US had long range B-29´s, which worked and bombed Japan far away. You guys even reverse engineered it. Maybe this supersonic plane is feasible, even if at first thought it seems over ambitious. Without aiming high, you cannot achieve anything.

    I liked how wikipedia named Finland as one of the main users of DB-3, we maybe had few war trophy planes, if it is enough to be one of primary users, so be it. Just like war trophy T-34´s were the backbone of our panzer division. Well, small has to be imaginative.
     
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    Check that out also:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zveno_project
    Tupolev ANT-25 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Germans had not implemented anything like that. Soviets had much more impressive results in long-range aviation projects compared to Germans, especially in 30-th. Long distances and tough environment of distant regions of or country demanded this type of planes - there are plenty of things to be proud of. Sure, in 40-th Americans outperformed everyone else in it, cause they made "bombing everything back to Stonehenge" their primary strategy.
     
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    Yes, Soviets were leading the pack in so many fields in 20s and 30s. Nostalgic times. One of my favorire artist also:

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