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riggerrob

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Fake aircraft;

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That speculative sketch just illustrates how much airplane you need to transport a 30 ton T-34 tank.

Eventually the USSR developed ASU and BMD series very lightweight armoured fighting vehicles ofr their paratroop forces. They are thinly armoured and cramped. BMD can only carry half as many(3 or 4) infantrymen as other full-sized Soviet APCs.

They also had to develop a complex parachute system, with braking rockets to slow landing speed to 6.5 metres per second.
 

RanulfC

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"Flying Pig" I think the marketing guys were on vacations that day
Internal I think they didn't really think it would 'catch-on' anyway but IIRC it was also called an "Aerodyne" but that didn't get much traction either.

I suspect that the name was part in-joke since it wouldn't really be all that useful but it was essentially just a 'brute-force' lift and move using a jet-engine rather than helo blades. Mostly the same issues as with the actual "Aerodyne" (https://disciplesofflight.com/bizarre-aircraft-lippisch-aerodyne/) that tried using a ducted fan.

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