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jolly_magpie
12-30-2005, 09:47 PM
Oh, those Russians....

http://static.flickr.com/36/78812612_5566b4aaf3_o.jpg

Looks like ground handling wheels, not an amphibian.
http://static.flickr.com/42/78812611_1251a356af_o.jpg

Two shown here. They appear to be gliders, but the wingspan looks a little short. Looks like Russian Navy crew as well.
http://static.flickr.com/38/78812613_f17b6128fc_o.jpg

Here's the 3-view.http://static.flickr.com/40/78812614_9cf63d2e78_o.jpg

HotelBushranger
12-30-2005, 09:58 PM
Beauty http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif Nice find!

Hawgdog
12-30-2005, 10:15 PM
Got me to smile!

Hoarmurath
12-30-2005, 10:20 PM
gliding torpedoes PSN, they came in three types :

DPT, long range gliding torpedo, range 30-50 km

LTDD, long range motorized torpedo, range 100-200 km

BMP, towed gliding torpedo

These gliding torpedoes were unmanned, despite the cockpit that you can see. this cockpit was used on the prototypes for testing until the guidance system became available. They began testing in july 1936, and were to enter production when the usine that was to produce them was ordered to stop all activity in 1940. The project was never transfered to another usine, and was never used in operation.

Concerning the cockpit, they also studied the possibility to have manned gliders that would launch their torpedoes, then go land on water further away to wait for a seaplane to come pick the pilot. This idea was abandonned.

jolly_magpie
12-30-2005, 10:27 PM
Thanks for the info! These machines are new to me. Here's a bonus pic.

http://static.flickr.com/43/78812615_2d4cb680db_o.jpg

Waldo.Pepper
12-30-2005, 10:50 PM
Manned Kamikaze - abandoned project.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v516/WaldoPepper/Misc/ANT-6withtorpedo.jpg

SaQSoN
12-30-2005, 11:48 PM
These gliding torpedoes were unmanned, despite the cockpit that you can see. this cockpit was used on the prototypes for testing until the guidance system became available. They began testing in july 1936, and were to enter production when the usine that was to produce them was ordered to stop all activity in 1940. The project was never transfered to another usine, and was never used in operation.

Just to add to the above. This gliders were remote controlled, the operator was supposed to aim, using a TV camera mounted on the glider, which was transmitting the image to the operator's monitor onboard the carrier.

Feathered_IV
12-31-2005, 12:06 AM
http://static.flickr.com/43/78812615_2d4cb680db_o.jpg


Looks like something out of Porco Rosso
Don't tell Miyazaki-sama http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif