View Full Version : Flying Tanks from the World War II era.

06-12-2009, 10:05 AM
I want one of these for IL2:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...mqMQ&feature=channel (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTGKlC5mqMQ&feature=channel)

Antonov had a good go at tank delivery by air, but it never really caught on.


http://i7.photobucket.com/albu...chen/ArmouredCar.jpg (http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y276/Reibekuchen/ArmouredCar.jpg)

06-12-2009, 10:47 AM
And you thought the Bf-109K had a big gun.

06-12-2009, 11:08 AM
I already saw a THC documentary about Soviet secret aircraft from WWII and this was cited. damm, it was one of the most amazing ones that I ever see, the Soviet aeronautical industry was able to produce concepts as revolutionary as the late war German ones. well, all air forces with sure have it's ones. I will search for it, damm that the links from witch I watched it where removed from Youtube, but will find it and post it here.

06-12-2009, 11:31 AM
This is my favourite Russian plane.
Look at those guns...


06-12-2009, 11:36 AM
Yes yes TB-4... Grosse Kannone as nicknamed by zie Germans.

06-12-2009, 11:54 AM
^ Was it a successful plane? I guess all prototypes crashed on takeoff, right?

06-12-2009, 12:26 PM
what the heck, is that thing for real?

06-12-2009, 12:52 PM
Originally posted by Ba5tard5word:
what the heck, is that thing for real?

This plane never existed, the graphic designer/modeler Levin was inspired by the Kalinin K-7:


06-12-2009, 01:09 PM
a later follow on after Stalin's "Flying battleship" disaster.

06-12-2009, 02:32 PM
The Germans put their tanks inside gliders that we have in game. PzIVD tanks at that in 1940 IIRC.

06-12-2009, 04:09 PM
One of the latter Mosquitoes had a 57 mm cannon, but that photo from Uufflakke looks like the result of a collision between a Tupolev and a battle cruiser. Although the Antonov KT did actually fly (but just once).

06-12-2009, 04:21 PM
the tsetse was the large cannoned mossie but it was superseded by rocket armed versions.