I don't know - being a lazy slut I forgot to post this bit that came with it
The weaponry carried by this behemoth is shown in the last two pics!
The K-7 first flew on 11 August 1933
In 1930s the Russian army was obsessed with the idea of creating huge planes. At that time, they were
proposed to have as many propellers as possible to help carry those huge flying fortresses into the air.
Jet propulsion has not been implemented yet.
Not many photos were saved from that time, because of the high secrecy levels of such
projects and because a lot of time passed already. Still, on the photo below you can see
one of such planes - a heavy bomber K-7
A 300+ ton airframe needs a runway about 2to3 kms long to reach take off speed and then if needbe brake and come to a safe stop. that thing would need a hell of a longer, wider runway than that .In the first photo it showed battleship type turrets armed with some pretty heavy guns, looks good but doesn't take in Newtons second law, if anybody tried to fire them. a 120mm tank gun has a recoil inside the tank of nearly a foot and still pushes the tank back about the same distance. Most battleship turrets weigh in at just under 1000 ton each. It seems to have 16 engines and in the 1930s it is unlikely that each engine would be ably to produce 8/900 hp, sorry that would not give enough thrust for that thing to taxi let alone take off
And so did the B25G it carried 75mm guns the Germans tested a 200mm recoiless under a Ju88, There were 25 Hs 129s fitted with an electro-pneumatic recoil system 75mm gun. The Moquito Tetse carried a 57mm 6 pounder anti tank gun to kill U Boats
My understanding is that the B25G developed 1700hp per engine, the Henschel's 1400hp was all up.
And the 75mm M4 gun was modified from a field piece so presumably had a slower 'lob' type trajectory while the Henschel's was a tank gun, fast and flat. Potentially more of a clout for the smaller single seat aircraft than the larger multi-crewed bomber...