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Rammjaeger
04-05-2006, 01:50 PM
Can anyone please provide pictures of the blueprints or prototype of this monstrosity?

(question directed mainly to Russian members)

"Twelve-engine 70,000kg - bomber

Construction of this enormous aircraft was halted in 1936, when its designers realized that the plane would not have sufficient speed, altitude and defensive weapons to effectively resist fighter aircraft. Development and ANT-26 was abandoned in favor of the ANT-42."

http://www.aeronautics.ru/archive/vvs/tupolev/tupolev_d..._bureau_aircraft.htm (http://www.aeronautics.ru/archive/vvs/tupolev/tupolev_design_bureau_aircraft.htm)

(interesting info about TB-4 at same site)

"Design for a heavy bomber, with 12 engines (eight on the wing, four in nacelles above the wing) and a wing span of 95m. Only a small-scale glider, with a wing span of 'only' 20m, was flown."

http://www.csd.uwo.ca/~pettypi/elevon/gustin_military/db/sov/ANT26TUP.html (http://www.csd.uwo.ca/%7Epettypi/elevon/gustin_military/db/sov/ANT26TUP.html)

Rammjaeger
04-05-2006, 01:50 PM
Can anyone please provide pictures of the blueprints or prototype of this monstrosity?

(question directed mainly to Russian members)

"Twelve-engine 70,000kg - bomber

Construction of this enormous aircraft was halted in 1936, when its designers realized that the plane would not have sufficient speed, altitude and defensive weapons to effectively resist fighter aircraft. Development and ANT-26 was abandoned in favor of the ANT-42."

http://www.aeronautics.ru/archive/vvs/tupolev/tupolev_d..._bureau_aircraft.htm (http://www.aeronautics.ru/archive/vvs/tupolev/tupolev_design_bureau_aircraft.htm)

(interesting info about TB-4 at same site)

"Design for a heavy bomber, with 12 engines (eight on the wing, four in nacelles above the wing) and a wing span of 95m. Only a small-scale glider, with a wing span of 'only' 20m, was flown."

http://www.csd.uwo.ca/~pettypi/elevon/gustin_military/db/sov/ANT26TUP.html (http://www.csd.uwo.ca/%7Epettypi/elevon/gustin_military/db/sov/ANT26TUP.html)