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The Russian Parabolics
« on: September 26, 2011, 02:58:17 am »
  While the US and the UK provided the VVS with flying wing medium bombers under lend-lease, the Soviets were building a large number of their own designs of tailless and wing body creations using the Parabola wing researched by Cheranovski and later adopted by Tupolev and Mikoyan. An early round of designs that flew in the "Great Patriotic War" were the -
  
  Mikoyan 4, which is shown in wartime colors here and a modern version built as a sports plane by the same firm in 1998, using composite parts and Rotax engines.
  
  
  
  
  
And the ChMik 3 (Cheranovski/Mikoyan) which used the AM-42 engine. This is shown in the winter scheme and marking of a Guards regiment during the battle for Moscow.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  And for a bit of fun with Photoshop, I take #39 and put it in flight. Wanted for background a Black Sea locale and found a pretty close match on Wikimedia in the Israeli city of Eilat - acknowledgement to local aerial photographer Avi Dharor here. Painted in a cockpit for the blanked one I sometimes use in paper/wood kits if I don't have a transparency available. Needed a pilot and drafted myself, but in this scene am thinking of defecting and setting course for Greece or Turkey if we get into a big enough cloud bank. Ship 39 is unarmed as it is a photo rec version.
  
  
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Re: The Russian Parabolics
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2011, 06:32:31 am »
Stunning, I love them  :bow:
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Re: The Russian Parabolics
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2011, 07:07:22 am »
You are putting us to shame mate both in terms of quality and build rate (certainly me anyway). Great models.  :bow:  :wub:

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Re: The Russian Parabolics
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2011, 07:25:11 am »
Those are astonishing Russ  :thumbsup: and if they're 1/144 like your others they must be TINY!  :o
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

...and I'm not a closeted 'Take That' fan, I'm a REAL fan! :)

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Re: The Russian Parabolics
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2011, 07:59:32 am »
You are putting us to shame mate both in terms of quality and build rate (certainly me anyway). Great models.  :bow:  :wub:
 
  Build rate explained - I'm bringing ten years worth. When I was more active, was putting together 2 per month.
 
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Hyperbole for Your Parabolics!
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2011, 08:40:05 am »
Stunning ideas and builds, RussC! I think maybe a new phrase in po-Russki would be "check 3,9" (smotree, tree, dyeviet?), as the pilot's side-vision seems to be blocked by the stabilizers!

I was curious about the inscription here:



It ain't "po-Russki"--someone's name, perhaps?
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Re: The Russian Parabolics
« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2011, 08:43:00 am »
Utterly brilliant!  :bow:
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Re: The Russian Parabolics
« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2011, 08:44:31 am »
Brilliant!  :thumbsup:

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Re: Hyperbole for Your Parabolics!
« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2011, 11:32:26 am »
Stunning ideas and builds, RussC! I think maybe a new phrase in po-Russki would be "check 3,9" (smotree, tree, dyeviet?), as the pilot's side-vision seems to be blocked by the stabilizers!

I was curious about the inscription here:



It ain't "po-Russki"--someone's name, perhaps?
 
More of a "nickname" and I should have written it down with the translation when I had the chance.
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Re: The Russian Parabolics
« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2011, 01:33:33 pm »
Very nice concept, a great idea. :thumbsup: :cheers: :bow:

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Re: The Russian Parabolics
« Reply #10 on: September 27, 2011, 01:44:48 am »
Thanks, everyone.
  
  While on the subject of Russian parabolics, it was only a matter of time before Tupolev became involved and brought out the big drawing paper and tooling....
  

  

  
  The ANT 91 was a strategic bomber for a desire of Stalin to emulate the successes of the USAAF and the RAF over Germany, as was written in the history. The reality was that it was designed, built and flown without his knowledge by orders of Levrentiy Beria and the real government there.
  
  Later versions of the "91" dispensed with the 1930's idea for some flying wings of the "beaver tail" to save weight and flew just as well without it.
  
  Balsa model with some paper parts.
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Re: The Russian Parabolics
« Reply #11 on: September 27, 2011, 02:05:46 am »
Blimey :bow: :bow: :bow:

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Re: The Russian Parabolics
« Reply #12 on: September 27, 2011, 04:29:04 am »
Beauties!  Lovely fleet, I love some of the early Cheranovski projects & these certainly do them justice, great work! :wub: :wub: :wub:
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Re: The Russian Parabolics
« Reply #13 on: September 27, 2011, 07:32:17 am »
Ant 91 is just simply stunning  :bow:
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Re: The Russian Parabolics
« Reply #14 on: September 27, 2011, 08:01:16 am »
Some truly great concepts!  :thumbsup: