6 comments for “Russian flying fortresses

  1. Mike Spilligan
    October 30, 2012 at 14:06

    A super elliptical wing-plan; but what was the roll-rate like?

  2. October 30, 2012 at 14:50

    One of the commenters said it couldn’t fly but I think it did. Roll rate would depend on flaps or ailerons, no? Forgive me – I’m a sailor, not a flier.

  3. October 30, 2012 at 15:25

    I am a sailor and have seen those planes on an aircraft carrier.

  4. October 30, 2012 at 16:46

    Right, Dave, so they worked. It’s just a question of gross weight v lift over drag I would think. If the numbers add up, then they fly [providing sufficient thrust].

    Aircraft carrier eh? That would be fun lifting off and landing.

  5. wiggiatlarge
    October 30, 2012 at 17:23

    Throws a bit more light on it !


  6. Amfortas
    October 31, 2012 at 03:55

    Did you really Dave? Was that before or after that bottle of Rum and your dream of you flying in your Maidenform bra?


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