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Offline finsrin

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Six Engine whatz it
« on: March 10, 2012, 01:13:38 PM »
Like to this one from Cool Photos thread as 1/72 kit.
Six Lancaster engines otta look right.  Inboards with retractable langing gear.  Option of single/twin jet pod under each wing.
Gun turrets, bomb bay, etc....

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Re: Six Engine whatz it
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2012, 01:51:12 PM »
The "Maxim Gorky"?  I'm pretty certain that's one of those propganda monstrosities that A.N. Tupelov was "requested" to design during teh 1930's. 

Offline jcf

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Re: Six Engine whatz it
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2012, 04:37:34 PM »
ANT- 20bis rather than the ANT-20 Maxim Gorky.
The bis was built after the crash of the ANT-20 MG. It was built as a large 60- passenger transport,
as the requirement for the propaganda aircraft had lapsed.
A bomber development was proposed as the ANT-20V which was to be equipped with a bulbous fully glazed
nose, chin gondola, nose and tail turrets, ventral and dorsal turrets and a turret mounted about 75% of the
way outon the top of each wing. 10 tonnes of bombs were to be carried externally.

The even bigger ANT-26/TB-6 (span: 311 ft 8 in; length: 127 ft 3 5/8") was to have 12 engines, again
multiple turrets with weapons ranging from 37mm down to 7.62mm. 24.6 tonnes of bombs were to
be carried internally. It had separate bug-eye canopies somewhat reminsicent of later Douglas designs.
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