Early Soviet twin hull flying boat projects

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Early Soviet twin hull flying boat projects

Postby WhyMe » Wed Aug 21, 2013 8:42 pm

I've found an article on the subject, alas all in Russian. Nevertheless, there are tons of hi-res pictures and even good 3-views.
The article is covering mostly the Tupolev's KM-1 a.k.a ANT-22, which was actually built and flew quite successfully.
Also there is some info about a project of torpedo bomber designed by Grigorovich and a heavy maritime bomber designed by Bartini.
This is a comparison of the three: http://topwar.ru/uploads/posts/2013-06/1370540630_02.jpg

Here's the article: http://topwar.ru/29127-chernomorskiy-gigant.html
And here's its English translation made with Google translator (hence the weird terms and sentences). Let me know if you have difficulties understanding it, I might be able to clarify some things.

Enjoy! :)
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Re: Early Soviet twin hull flying boat projects

Postby dogsbody » Thu Aug 22, 2013 5:59 am

Nice. Thanks.

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Re: Early Soviet twin hull flying boat projects

Postby seawings » Thu Aug 22, 2013 1:08 pm

Blimey, another flying boat I didn't know anything about...!

What a find, well done, and what a series of pictures proving it flew!

I feel yet another SEAWINGS website gallery coming on............... ;)

Thoughts: how many more are there....?
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