View Full Version : Secret Weapons of the CCCP

12-10-2004, 09:09 PM
I saw this on ebay and couldn't resist. It was printed by the US Govt. Printing office in 1941. It's a smallish book used to identify Russian aircraft.


It's got some of our old favorites in it like the following...



It also has some interesting planes I would have loved to have flown in the game...



But what I'm really wondering about is what the heck is this...


So did Russia really have a flying wing in 1941?

12-10-2004, 09:20 PM
"Appears fast."


We all love the strict professionalism in confidential data.

12-10-2004, 10:09 PM
Must have been a foo fighter

12-10-2004, 10:10 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gifThey most have flown the wrong I-16 Model... only 280 mph!
It must have been running on 3 cylinders.

12-10-2004, 10:48 PM
Yep... the first page says...

"The material contained in this manual has been secured from many sources. It is the best material available but may be incomplete and, in some respects, inaccurate.


12-11-2004, 03:10 AM
The 'thing' is real. A Belyayev DB-LK, according to my Gordon/Khazanov vol 2.

12-11-2004, 03:27 AM
A quick search gave this:

The DB-LK was a flying-wing long-range bomber design. It had a very deep wing center section, which connected the two fuselage nacells. Each nacell had with a radial engine in the front, a cockpit and a glazed rear end for a gunner. The T-type tail unit was fitted to the center of the trailing edge. The outer wing panels tapered sharply and had slight forward sweep.

The more conservative Il-4 was preferred, DB-LK did not enter production.

Type: DB-LK
Function: bomber
Year: 1940 Crew: 4 Engines: 2 * 950hp Tumanski M-87B
Wing Span: 21.60m Length: 9.78m Height: 3.65m Wing Area: 56.87m2
Empty Weight: 6004kg Max.Weight: 10672kg
Speed: 488km/h at 5100m Ceiling: 8500m Range: 2900km
Armament: 6*mg7.62mm 1000kg

A general description of the plane:

DB-LK - "Dalnij Bombardirowschik - Letaushee Krylo". 1940. No production.
The DB-LK was a flying wing with a conventional tail unit fitted to the center of the trailing edge. It had twin fuselages, engine in the front, a cockpit and a glazed rear end for a gunner.

I can't seem to find any pictures, though.

12-11-2004, 09:11 AM
looks like a go229 last mystery mobile. Scan the rest if you can

12-11-2004, 10:05 AM
I found a picture on this link. Lower right hand photo...

Belyayev DB-LK (http://www.geocities.com/unicraftmodels/fut/futussr/futussr.htm)

Pretty wild looking. Who'd a thunk it?

12-11-2004, 04:45 PM
cool post http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif
funny i16 pics tho, the black ones u could say its close to a iar80 http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

Nieman KhAI-1 looks like a ija early fighter, but a passenger plane http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

12-11-2004, 08:02 PM
A couple more...