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Kalinin K-7 Giant Transport/Bomber (USRR 1933) Designed by World War I aviator Konstantin Kalinin with a wingspan greater than the B-52 and a much greater wing area, the K-7 was one of the biggest aircraft built before the jet age. It was only one engine short of the B-52 as well, having the curious arrangement of six pulling on the wing leading edge and one pushing at the rear. http://www.fiddlersgreen.net/models/aircraft/Kalinin-K7.html

Kalinin K-7 Giant Transport/Bomber (USRR 1933) Designed by World War I aviator Konstantin Kalinin with a wingspan greater than the B-52 and a much greater wing area, the K-7 was one of the biggest aircraft built before the jet age. It was only one engine short of the B-52 as well, having the curious arrangement of six pulling on the wing leading edge and one pushing at the rear. http://www.fiddlersgreen.net/models/aircraft/Kalinin-K7.html

Chinese Air Force pilot Xu Huajiang with an I-15 fighter, date unknown

[Photo] Chinese Air Force pilot Xu Huajiang with an I-15 fighter, date unknown

Chinese Air Force pilot Xu Huajiang with an I-15 fighter, date unknown

DI-6 / TsKB-11 (1935) - Soviet twin-seat fighter

DI-6 / TsKB-11 (1935) - Soviet twin-seat fighter

September 24-25, 1938: Three Soviet women – Valentina Grizodubova, Polina Osipenko, and Marina Raskova – fly the Tupolev ANT-37 Rodina (“Motherland”) nonstop across the Soviet Union, achieving a women’s world nonstop distance record of 5,913 kilometres (3,674 mi) in 26 hours 29 min.

September 24-25, 1938: Three Soviet women – Valentina Grizodubova, Polina Osipenko, and Marina Raskova – fly the Tupolev ANT-37 Rodina (“Motherland”) nonstop across the Soviet Union, achieving a women’s world nonstop distance record of 5,913 kilometres (3,674 mi) in 26 hours 29 min.

Kalinin K-7 Giant Transport/Bomber (USRR 1933) Designed by World War I aviator Konstantin Kalinin with a wingspan greater than the B-52 and a much greater wing area, the K-7 was one of the biggest aircraft built before the jet age. It was only one engine short of the B-52 as well, having the curious arrangement of six pulling on the wing leading edge and one pushing at the rear. http://www.fiddlersgreen.net/models/aircraft/Kalinin-K7.html

Kalinin K-7 Giant Transport/Bomber (USRR 1933) Designed by World War I aviator Konstantin Kalinin with a wingspan greater than the B-52 and a much greater wing area, the K-7 was one of the biggest aircraft built before the jet age. It was only one engine short of the B-52 as well, having the curious arrangement of six pulling on the wing leading edge and one pushing at the rear. http://www.fiddlersgreen.net/models/aircraft/Kalinin-K7.html

The Tupolev TB-3 was initially designed as a heavy bomber capable of carrying 4,000 lbs of bombs.  It entered production in 1930, by the mid 1930s the TB-3had also taken on the air transport role for the new Russian Airborne units capable of carrying up to 35 paratroops.

The Tupolev TB-3 was initially designed as a heavy bomber capable of carrying 4,000 lbs of bombs. It entered production in 1930, by the mid 1930s the TB-3had also taken on the air transport role for the new Russian Airborne units capable of carrying up to 35 paratroops.

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