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#AA-4047   1/144 scale  Kalinin K-7  Winged huge bomber, dream design of Soviet

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Model Kit Contents (click the image for larger photo)

Model Features

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124 resin parts +

Clear resin canopies, decal

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Span 368 mm

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Length 195 mm

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Unit price: US$88

Shipping charge: US$14

Each model kit contents 1 set of decal. Extra  decals can also be ordered.

Extra decal

US$2.00

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Aircraft History and Specification

In 1925, Kalinin made a series of single-engined aircraft characterized by having a quasi-elliptical wing that made his OKB famous in the USSR. In 1930, he designed a gigantic transport aircraft, the K-7 which has seating capacity of 60 or 20 tonnes of cargo. The K-7 design caused attention from the Ministry of Aviation Industry. It was given permission for the prototype to be built, but with the role changed to a heavy bomber. The aircraft was completed and was taxied onto the runway in June 1933. When all the seven engines were run a serious vibration throughout the aircraft was noted, so the affected parts were quickly strengthened. In August 1933 the K-7 made the first flight. Continuous tests revealed fair flying characteristics. In November 1933, during speed runs at low altitude, resonance suddenly struck and the right tail boom fractured, The K-7 dived into the ground and burned. The USSR aviation leadership changed views on production of heavy aircraft. Kalinin was not allowed to complete the development of K-7. The scheme was abandoned in 1935.

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Long-range heavy bomber

To represent a big step forward in super-heavy bomber design

53.00m.

28.14m.

11.00m

7x Mikulin AM-34F piston engine

140 mph (225 km/h)

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3x 20mm cannon / 4x DA machine gun / 19 tonnes bombload

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Model References

The Kalinin K-7 package contents secret kits of three 1/144 Soviet tailless aircrafts as bonus:

The Kalinin K-7 is suitable to group with the following collection series.

Soviet experimental aircraft

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Pre-war Soviet heavy bomber

Kalinin K-7

Petlyakov Pe-8

Tupolev TB-3

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