The Tupolev AIMT-16 or TB-4 was a
super-heavy bomber powered by six 619kW M-34 engines, two of them mounted in tandem above the fuselage. Armament comprised two 20mm cannon and 10 machine-guns, plus a maximum bombload of 10000kg. First flown on 3 July 1933, the TB-4 spanned 54.00m and attained a maximum speed of 200km/h.
| ENGINE||6 x AM-34R|
| Take-off weight||33280 kg||73370 lb|
| Empty weight||21400 kg||47179 lb|
| Wingspan||54.0 m||177 ft 2 in|
| Length||32.0 m||105 ft 0 in|
| Height||11.7 m||38 ft 5 in|
| Wing area||422.0 m2||4542.37 sq ft|
| Max. speed||200 km/h||124 mph|
| Ceiling||2750 m||9000 ft|
| Range||1450 km||901 miles|
| Range w/max.payload||775 km||482 miles|
| ARMAMENT||4 x 20mm cannons, 10 x 7.62mm machine-guns, 4000kg of bombs|
|A three-view drawing (592 x 202)|
First flown on 3rd July 1933,and with the test programme completed by that September this behemoth showed disappointing results with the two mounted engines performing badly and the wing mounted engines having a considerable amount of power absorbed by the two meter thick wing. The original concept was that speed would not be a major consideration as it would have sufficient armament to look after itself -as if! Only one was produced.
|Dalhats Laudzafata Avicena, 07.10.2013|
This aircraft were bigger than boeing B-29.
If this aircraft is into operational this aircraft well be the largest bomber aircraft until the B-36 arrive.
Maybe one on the tail too.
|Art Deco, 18.07.2009|
Still not as funny as the British Tarrant Tabor. At least it flew, da?
"Vasili! I can't put more engines in wings!"
"Is not problem! Put engines on top, da?"
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