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"The Kharkovchanka" - Russia's Colossal Antarctic Cruisers
« on: June 28, 2020, 04:47:44 pm »
Well made half-hour video about the giant Russian Antarctic vehicles. Plenty of modelling inspiration here as well I should think:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6R-h06IsJw

Images from an article here: http://www.darkroastedblend.com/2007/12/unique-soviet-snowmobiles.html



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Re: "The Kharkovchanka" - Russia's Colossal Antarctic Cruisers
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2020, 05:07:38 am »
From the 'Soviet Brutalist' school of styling!  :o

But impressive nonetheless.  :thumbsup:

And at least they worked, which is more than can be said about the Byrd Monster Machine!
« Last Edit: June 29, 2020, 05:11:44 am by PR19_Kit »
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: "The Kharkovchanka" - Russia's Colossal Antarctic Cruisers
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2020, 05:16:41 am »
Looks like a Winebago on steroids and tracks.
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Re: "The Kharkovchanka" - Russia's Colossal Antarctic Cruisers
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2020, 05:18:51 am »
It strikes me as having a very similar look to many sci-fi Moon/Mars mobiles. The artists who drew such things probably had little idea of the actual weight limits imposed by the 'tyranny of rockets'.
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Re: "The Kharkovchanka" - Russia's Colossal Antarctic Cruisers
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2020, 04:54:31 pm »
Wow I was not aware of those, or that they had made it to the pole!  Neat stuff
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