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Re: Artists Concepts of real or imagined Soviet aircraft
« Reply #210 on: June 26, 2013, 06:14:20 am »
Yes my dear Hood,


they tried to develop the T-3 in their imagination.

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Re: Artists Concepts of real or imagined Soviet aircraft
« Reply #211 on: July 22, 2013, 06:59:10 am »
Hi all,
just as a matter of curiosity (little historical interest, of course) an extract from INTERAVIA n.3 year 1952.
The title is:
Le bombardier "universel" de Staline
The section tells about a then little known project of Tupolev and starts with a declaration of US Gen. Hoyt S. Vandenberg of 17/02/1951, who said "...USSR is working on a bomber with performance similar to those of Consolidated Vultee B-36..."
Speculations about the airplane's layout were "...surely a large bomber with swept wing, swept high mounted stabilizers, six turboprops with contra-rotating propellers..."
According to the author, designation must have been "Tu-75" or "TuG-75, because also Gurevich is involved on the project" but probably "the father of this aircraft is Dr. Ing. Baade, who worked at Junkers Flugzeug und Motorenwerke".
"...the tubular fuselage is 51 mt long and the wing has flexible structure with a span of 68 mt, as the landing gear is bicycle type retracting in the fuselage".
"...engines are 6 BMW028-derived turboprops developing 7000 HP each and 30 RATO bottles for takeoff only..."
"...speed could reach 880+ km/h, range and payload is in the same class of B-36 and a crew of 22 men (!) is needed to ensure a good service during long flights..."
"...another prototype by Tupolev has made its first flight in September 1950, with 6 couples of DB-626 engines, developing 4000 HP each".
 

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Re: Artists Concepts of real or imagined Soviet aircraft
« Reply #212 on: July 22, 2013, 09:10:34 am »
From Italian book "Aviazione Oggi - Storia" - F.lli Fabbri Editori - 1976

"Profilo del Backfire, denominazione NATO data al nuovo bombardiere Tupolev, del quale non ancora apparsa in Occidente alcuna fotografia ("AEREI" n.10/1975 - disegno di Gianni Riccardi)"

"Profile of the Backfire, the designation given by NATO to the new Tupolev bomber, of which has not yet appeared in the West any photographs ("AEREI" n.10/1975 - drawing by Gianni Riccardi)"

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Re: Artists Concepts of real or imagined Soviet aircraft
« Reply #213 on: July 22, 2013, 09:39:28 am »
Great find Visvirtusvoluntas

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Re: Artists Concepts of real or imagined Soviet aircraft
« Reply #214 on: July 23, 2013, 07:22:55 am »
Thank you Hesham.
This is described as Tupolev Tu-10, powered by 2 Chelomej Nene (sic) turbojets, max speed around 900 km/h - Unknown source, 1952.

As we know, no aircraft was produced with Tu-10 designation in that period and the nearest one in external shape was the Tu-14. But I suppose that this image was created after the aquisition of first low quality photos of Il-28 (see swept tail surfaces). The wrong attribution to Tupolev was a venial sin, I think.

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Re: Artists Concepts of real or imagined Soviet aircraft
« Reply #215 on: July 23, 2013, 12:51:19 pm »
Many thanks vis, very interesting contributions!

Antonio

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Re: Artists Concepts of real or imagined Soviet aircraft
« Reply #216 on: July 24, 2013, 09:59:55 am »
Gratias ago tibi magno cum gaudio.  ;)

I recently found my old magazine's collection. Hope to find something else.

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Re: Artists Concepts of real or imagined Soviet aircraft
« Reply #218 on: July 30, 2013, 06:07:51 am »
Beautiful selection. I especially love the first one!

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« Reply #219 on: July 30, 2013, 06:31:34 am »
Thank you Stargazer.

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Re: Artists Concepts of real or imagined Soviet aircraft
« Reply #220 on: August 01, 2013, 08:16:02 am »
I've got 7 original numbers of "ALI" from 1952 to 1953. Amazing!

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Re: Artists Concepts of real or imagined Soviet aircraft
« Reply #221 on: August 04, 2013, 10:43:27 am »
The first one makes me think of what a very early iteration of the fictional Firefox could look like. Thanks.

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Re: Artists Concepts of real or imagined Soviet aircraft
« Reply #222 on: August 04, 2013, 12:42:36 pm »
The first one makes me think of what a very early iteration of the fictional Firefox could look like. Thanks.

Great minds! I thought exactly the same on seeing it.  ;)

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Re: Artists Concepts of real or imagined Soviet aircraft
« Reply #223 on: August 11, 2013, 10:17:55 am »
Hi,


from Air Pictorial March 1958.

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Re: Artists Concepts of real or imagined Soviet aircraft
« Reply #224 on: August 28, 2013, 07:06:45 am »