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dahdah
04-07-2004, 02:25 PM
From Squadron/Signal

http://www.squadron.com/images/large/SS1192.jpg

Just a tidbit from the book. An all female crew on July 27 1940 took off in Ukraina and flew almost 7000km before engine troubles caused the a/c to be force landed. They started at Khabarovsk near the Chinese border and intended to land at Lvov, Ukraine. Flight time was 23hr 32min. The Soviets did not tell the world of this since the flight was not a complete success.

edit: corrected date, should be 1940, not 1949.

[This message was edited by dahdah on Wed April 07 2004 at 02:35 PM.]

dahdah
04-07-2004, 02:25 PM
From Squadron/Signal

http://www.squadron.com/images/large/SS1192.jpg

Just a tidbit from the book. An all female crew on July 27 1940 took off in Ukraina and flew almost 7000km before engine troubles caused the a/c to be force landed. They started at Khabarovsk near the Chinese border and intended to land at Lvov, Ukraine. Flight time was 23hr 32min. The Soviets did not tell the world of this since the flight was not a complete success.

edit: corrected date, should be 1940, not 1949.

[This message was edited by dahdah on Wed April 07 2004 at 02:35 PM.]

Cossack_UA
04-07-2004, 03:00 PM
Cool info!

dahdah
04-07-2004, 03:38 PM
Lots of other 'cool' info, besides the above. Cost is under $10.00 US.

" Ilyushin Il-4 in Action (SC). Stapfer. Provides an enlightening look at the WW II Soviet bomber. Includes full color profiles, B&W line art, technical data, 80 B&W photos. 50 pgs."

LEXX_Luthor
04-07-2004, 03:50 PM
What do they say about flying it over long distances, I heard it was really hard to fly, and no pilot aids or something.

oh, any cockpit and crew station shots? Just wondering hohum http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif



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dahdah
04-07-2004, 04:03 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by LEXX_Luthor:
What do they say about flying it over long distances, I heard it was really hard to fly, and no pilot aids or something.

oh, any cockpit and crew station shots? Just wondering hohum http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif
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Yes 3+ pages of crew station photos.

There was an auto pilot for long distance flights. A Brit who flew the DB-3M found the controls heavy but was stable in flight and could make steep turns easily. The most trouble was during takeof with swing. Some of the problems were a fragile u/c and castor oil fumes caused nausea to the crew.