Friday, July 23, 2010
In the 1930s the leaders and the scientists of the Soviet armed forces were fascinated with the concept of creating huge planes. They were proposing to have as many propellers as possible to help carry these huge flying fortresses into the air; as at that time jet propulsion had not yet been implemented.
Not many photos were saved since that time, due to the high secrecy levels of such projects and because of the purges of Stalin and the subsequent difficulties of the war years. Still, in theses photos you can see one of these planes planes - a heavy bomber K-7.
Nowadays modern history lovers in Russia try to reconstruct the look of this incredible beast in full color, according the plans recovered from top-secret Russian army archives. This is one example based on ideas of Russian aviation engineers of that era.
These last series of illustrations depict the gigantic monster in conceptual combat against the experimental Nazi UFO - rumored to have been recovered by Allied scientists at the war's end and whisked away to Area 51 for future exploitation.