Soviet Heavy Bomber: K-7: pre WW-2

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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 scrapped.
Later, Stalin had Kalinin executed.

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    Mohawk

    holy-ass, that thing is big!

    Sticky

    Looks like a flying sideways cruise ship…

    token2k6

    no way that got off the ground…thats some pretty good photo shopping!

    jadechimera

    This thing *was* designed to carry two small fighters which could be launched as escorts, but I call bullshit on the battleship turrets.

    HoChunk

    The link sauces pic #3 & 4, which I buy. The others are some steampunk fantasy of a sky-battleship (not a bad one, mind you, but about as feasible as the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier.)

    Luke Magnifico

    I want this rebuilt, with a nuclear powered engine, so that I could live in it, forever soaring above the clouds.

    It is big enough to house my vast harem, you see.

    deuce

    Want.

    RSIxidor

    @HoChunk:
    Just looking a the images you can easily notice the lack of cannons and the “secondary”(?) propellers on top of the wing.

    MacheteJak

    Fun Fact: Did not actually fly. Was so ugly the Earth repelled it.

    (I know I stole that from the helicopter motivational. Look up there^ and tell me I’m wrong.)

    Luke Magnifico

    @MacheteJak: I think it’s beautiful.

    TokenWGuy

    Metal Gear?!!!!!!!!!!

    fracked again

    Did the Imperial Guard have a hand in this? Seriously looks 40K-esque.

    Ohnoez

    Will it take off?

    Sticky

    @Ohnoez:
    It did a few times. Before it crashed and killed everyone aboard.

    Zasz

    @fracked again: Throw some red paint on it and more gunz and its orky!

    flex

    Gentlemen, gentlemen.

    I first saw this on EnglishRussia.com. There are a couple of genuine photos on there showing the sheer size of these things, but yes, the majority of the above are shops.

    traptin85

    that is awesome.

    storminator

    can we drop bombs from it?