Why have i never seen this...what a beast!
I would love a simulator game where you pilot one of these or be the bad guy and shot down one of these!!!
Kalinin k7 - very interesting design.
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- anything dealing with Allenstein (Olsztyn) and Wehrkreis I in East Prussia,
- entrenching tool carrier (straight and folding),
- forestry and hunting items,
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The Russians/Soviets were big on big aircraft ever since Iggie Sikorsky before WW1 and the 1920s/30s were the golden age of aircraft with more engines than crew-witness the Dornier Do-X or Junkers G33, but they were also aircraft of near impossible to fly characteristics-that many engines would be a flight engineer's nightmare!
It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.
I'm Spartacus, not really i'm Paul!...
Certainly not stealthy!
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more like a battleship than a plane.
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ps.did it fly ?
It should be noted that the of the pictures above, only the fuzzy B&W ones and the 3 angled schematic are of the real aircraft. The other tinted 'photographs' are completely fabricated internet fluff produced with gaming design software. The real aircraft did not afterall have 18 engines (at least) or 12" gun turrets from a battleship! These cleverly faked pic's have been doing the rounds for a few years now, and are accepted by many who leave credibility and all reason behind when they log on to the internet....
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We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'
In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.
While I'm more than a little impressed with this, one can not forget the Ilya Muromets designed by Sikorsky, from the Great War with a 98 foot wing span and carrying a bomb load of 1,000-1,500 pounds. It was the first of the heavy bombers, designed originally as a passenger plane in 1913.