Russian Flying Fortresses Beleive it or Not !!

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    In 1930s Russian army was … by the idea of creating huge planes. At that times they were proposed to have as much propellers as possible to help carrying those huge flying fortresses into the air, jet propulsion has not been implemented at those times yet.
    Not much photos were saved since that times, because of the high secrecy levels of such projects and because a lot of time passed already. Still on the photo below you can see one of such planes – a heavy bomber K-7.
    Now modern history lovers in Russia try to reconstruct according the plans left in once to be top-secret Russian army archives their look in full color. This is one example based on ideas of Russian aviation engineers of that times.




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    kitna deti hai :rofl:
     
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    lol did it ever fly if it has been built?????????????
     
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    No one can beat the Soviets in Aeronautical engineering and if U.S.S.R. existed today, the US would have been a puppet of U.S.S.R.
     
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    What source of pics?
     
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    roma NRI in Europe Senior Member

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    Sanjeev - nice thread - btw what purpose would these serve ? i can only think of airborne carriers of equipment ? but they would need protection wouldnt they ? - seems impractical imho ??
     
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    Thanks. Here are the details I had posted long ling time back:

     
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    Ye cheez kya hai bhai
     
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    "Thank you", ordinary citizens, it must be said that the pilot, who forgot the camera in the cockpit. And he copied ..
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    Convair B-36 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    The huge new XB-36 alongside the first superbomber, the Boeing B-29 Superfortress. The wings of the 'Peacemaker' were 7 feet (2.1 m) thick at the root.

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    Akim Defence Professionals Defence Professionals

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    The USSR caught up with the United States on the quality of bomber aircraft only in the 80-ies. Although in the early 30-ies of the USSR occupied the first place, but then the repression and war.
     
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    Looks as ridiculous and impractical as the Nazi super tank p1000.

    I bet any sane general would have dismissed this design the minute he saw it.
     
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    Coevals ..
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    But no one can beat this beast

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    In this version, the Il-2 was very vulnerable at the back. In the regiment's workshops did cabin to the arrow.
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