Thursday, December 21, 2017

Sikorsky Ilja Muromets

 Sikorsky Ilja Muromets by Boris Ivanov.

My good friend Boris Ivanov from Vyborg comes every year  to Kuopio. He is a very skilled scale models builder. Especially when he is doing airplanes. Here is his "Ilya Muromets". 1:72. See and be inspired

From Wikipedia,:
The Sikorsky Ilya Muromets were a class of Russian pre-World War I large four-engine commercial airliners and military heavy bombers used during World War I by the Russian Empire.[1] The aircraft series was named after Ilya Muromets, a hero from Slavic mythology.[2] The series was based on the Russky Vityaz or Le Grand, the world's first four-engined aircraft, designed by Igor Sikorsky.[3] The Ilya Muromets aircraft as it appeared in 1913 was a revolutionary design, intended for commercial service with its spacious fuselage incorporating a passenger saloon and washroom on board.[4] During World War I, it became the first four-engine bomber to equip a dedicated strategic bombing unit.[5] This heavy bomber was unrivaled in the early stages of the war, as the Central Powers had no aircraft capable enough to rival it until much later.[6] The Zeppelin-Staaken R.VI of 1916-17 was the only example of any of the Imperial German Riesenflugzeug airframe designs to be produced in any quantity during World War I.

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