The Soviet giant

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The Soviet giant

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Postby pampa14 » Sat Jul 02, 2016 3:06 pm

I share with you some pictures of the impressive K-7 aircraft designed in the Soviet Union in the interwar period as heavy bomber but did not go into production. Visit the link below, see the collection of pictures and leave there your opinion or comment: Do you think the K-7 would succeed in his mission as a bomber?

http://aviacaoemfloripa.blogspot.com.br/2011/01/o-gigante-russo.html

Best Regards!

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Re: The Soviet giant

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Postby Propnut » Sun Jul 03, 2016 9:52 am

When an aircraft gets big and bulky as in the pictures, adding an extra engine on the wing will also require extra fuel capacity. There must come a point where it just would not be economical to drop a bomb load, where the aircraft is heavier than its carrying capacity. Looking at some of those designs, low and slow appears to be the order of the day.

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Re: The Soviet giant

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Postby Raffles » Mon Jul 04, 2016 5:39 am

The extra engines are there to overcome the drag of the extra engines.

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Re: The Soviet giant

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Postby Bell 407 » Mon Jul 04, 2016 7:37 am

Raffles wrote:The extra engines are there to overcome the drag of the extra engines.

:haha: :haha:


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