Todays “huge awesome fighting machine” post comes via the good ol’ Enlishrussia blog. They post great pictures of awesome Soviet era stuff, but it’s a bit disappointing that their descriptions tend to be between uninformative and completely fictional. This time the subject is a huge Soviet plane from the 30′s. About this they say:
…modern history lovers in Russia try to reconstruct according the plans left in once to be top-secret Russian army archives their look in full color. This is one example based on ideas of Russian aviation engineers of that times.
In reality it was a Russian 3D modeler by the name of Levin who modeled the huge warplane that might exist in some parallel universe where history turned out more like pulp scifi. I don’t speak any Russian so I have no idea if there are secret plans or if it’s just made up, but it doesn’t take away the fact that it looks great. And he made it even better and gave us a couple of pictures of the plane battling his older Nazi UFO model (Haunebu III to be exact – the same design you see in the Iron Sky teaser).
Talking of this Levin guy, you should also check out his airship model – it’s another awesome steampunkish creation: