Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Big Max

Tupolev ANT-20 Maxim Gorky
8 engines, 63-meter wingspan
Intended for propaganda purposes, it was equipped with a powerful radio set called "Voice from the sky", printing machinery, radiostations, photolab, film projector with sound for showing movies in flight, library etc.
Crashed during a demonstration flight in Moscow on May 18, 1935.
45 were killed in the crash.
Read all about it (Wiki, EN)

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