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Scinfaxi #1 Posted 06 July 2017 - 12:14 AM

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Welcome to another addition of Warplane Wednesday, where I bring attention to rare, unique, or just left out aircraft not featured in the game currently, and give it the spotlight for all to talk about and enjoy.

 

This week is a Soviet Bomber first to have its thick skin, its the TB-1!


 

The Tupolev TB-1 (development name ANT-4) was a Soviet bomber aircraft, an angular monoplane that served as the backbone of the Soviet bomber force for many years, and was the first large all-metal aircraft built in the Soviet Union.


 


 

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tupolev_TB-1



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Amazing to see what they could do to re-purpose old tool sheds back then.

Looks like someone cobbled it together in the backyard.


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Omega_Weapon #3 Posted 06 July 2017 - 01:32 AM

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The Junkers 52 was made with corrugated sheet metal as well. I bet it caused a fair amount of drag on the airframe.

hawkeyededic #4 Posted 06 July 2017 - 12:32 PM

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View PostOmega_Weapon, on 05 July 2017 - 07:32 PM, said:

The Junkers 52 was made with corrugated sheet metal as well. I bet it caused a fair amount of drag on the airframe.

 

As was the Ford Trimotor.

 

The corrugation did result in a lot of drag, but it also stiffened the airframe and skin reducing the need for external bracing.



 

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View Posthawkeyededic, on 06 July 2017 - 04:32 AM, said:

 

As was the Ford Trimotor.

 

The corrugation did result in a lot of drag, but it also stiffened the airframe and skin reducing the need for external bracing.

 

I could imagine it would be very heavy too!


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