Monday, June 20, 2011

The K-7...ONE of the MOST AMAZING AIRPLANES IN HISTORY


Built in Russia during the 1930s, it flew 11 times before crashing and killing 15 people.The designer, Konstantin Kalinin, wanted to build two more planes but the project was scrap.Later, Stalin had Kalinin executed (so what else is New??). Evidently, it was not good to fail on an expensive project under Stalin It's got propellers on the front and on the back of the wings. You can count 12 engines facing frontThe size would be equivalent to the Empire State Building on its side, with  cannons. And you think the 747 was big...not only the 12 engines but check out the cannons the thing was carryin In the 1930s the Russian army was obsessed by the idea of creating huge planesAt that time they were proposed to have as many propellers as possible to help carry those huge flying fortresses into the air, jet propulsion has not been invented yetNot many photos were saved from that era because of the high secrecy levels of such project On the attached photos you can see a heavy bomber K-7.     

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Can you imagine what it would be like sitting in this thing when all engines are running full blast and some of those cannons going off?
Looks like something out of a Jules Verne novel...

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