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||L-760 6-engine bomber (original description) -
This is a Tupolev airplane, either the Maxim Gorky propaganda
airplane or a derivative.
(second description by firstname.lastname@example.org)
The only 6-engined aircraft of this configuration I know is
ANT-20bis - improved successor of ill-fated ANT-20 Maxim Gorky.
Use of more powerful engines, together with removing of
inefficient tandem group and other weight 'savings' resulted in a much
(third description by Alexandre Savine (email@example.com))
||Tupolev's ANT-2 two-passenger plane. First soviet all-metal aircraft.
||World's first rocket fighter Bereznyak-Isaev BI. It flew earlier than notorious Me-163 Komet. Although not as advanced, it
had impressive performance and armament.
||DB-3 Dalniy Bombardirovschik was designed by Ilyshin OKB. Its modification (TsKB-30 "Moskva") flew from Moscow to US in 22 h
56 min covering 8000 km with 348km/h average airspeed. In the night of August 8, 1941 fifteen DB-3T (torpedo bomber) of
Baltic Fleet dropped first bombs on Berlin. From August 11, 1941 DB-3F of VVS resumed bombing
- photo taken in Paris approximately 1975 by Roy Cochrun (firstname.lastname@example.org)
||excellent aviation art
||Sikorskii's Ilya Myromets. World's first four-engine bomber.
||BI, Bereznyak-Isaev (Bolkhovitinov)
||ANT-40/SB - Skorostnoi Bombardirovschik. By June 1941 94% of bombers in Red Army air force were SB.