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Maxim Buranov MB-31 by VoughtVindicator Maxim Buranov MB-31 by VoughtVindicator
A bunch of fellow members of DA have been lately submerged in the amusing thought that they can compete with me when it comes to making realle big planes.

HELL NO. I'm the kind of overblown aerospace =P

This is so far my biggest one. It's in fact so big I had to use a different scale. Instead of :iconbagera3005:'s scale system I used Shipbucket.com's [link] scale system, which at least made things more manageable.

With that out of the way, description time. This is the Maxim Buranov MB-31A "Mamont", the ultimate cargo plane. So big it can replace troop transport ships and can sustain entire units on its own. The massive tandem biplane has 12 massive engines and four sets of wings. The leading ones control the roll movement, while the rear ones (which have a less pronounced dihedral) act as large flaps. For the landing gear it has 26 thread assemblies to land on rugged runways, or the only runways it will land on because no country wants to have its asphalt supply depleted this badly.

Even though it's capable of full flight, it is often used at low altitudes where it is helped by the ground effect.

Don't really know the measurements, use the bar at the top left to calculate.

Made 100% by me. Scale is courtesy of Shipbucket.com.
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:iconkryptid:
Kryptid Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
This does remind me that Lockheed once had a serious design study of a nuclear-powered aircraft with a wingspan of over 1,000 feet. It was also to have vertical take-off capability. Crazy stuff. I think it was called the CL-1201-1...or something like that.
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ArmamentDawg Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
I see a problem with the engines' placement: the rear ones won't be getting oxygenated air, but the exhaust from the front engines. Jet engines tend to stall when this happens. Maybe you should put the rear engins OVER the wing, to lessen the chance of this happening?
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VoughtVindicator Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Good idea
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:iconusszumwalt:
USSZumwalt Featured By Owner May 16, 2012
one problem which i see with this design is the potential for hot air ingestion in the rear engines.
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:iconvoughtvindicator:
VoughtVindicator Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lol, there's a whole lot of problems worse than that. But you're right, the rear engines could be on top of the wing or something
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:iconemilion-3:
Emilion-3 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This one goes in my NS
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:iconvoughtvindicator:
VoughtVindicator Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What's your NS
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:iconemilion-3:
Emilion-3 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Mcnernia
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Pixel-pencil Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Student General Artist
Looking at the size, the pilot's canopy would be a simply massive wall of glass. It would be amazing :D
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:icontrekkerman1701:
TrekkerMan1701 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010
Might as well use a ship, but this is cool anyway ;)
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:iconvoughtvindicator:
VoughtVindicator Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, at least the ship would have more endurance and larger cargo capacity.

But then again, big damn planes have a charm of their own
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:icontrekkerman1701:
TrekkerMan1701 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010
HOW CAN A THING THAT BIG EVEN TAKE OFF!?!?!

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:iconvoughtvindicator:
VoughtVindicator Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It probably can't
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:icontrekkerman1701:
TrekkerMan1701 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010
Lol yeah. Maybe a few more engines and more surface area on the wings and wheels instead of tracks will do it.
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:iconvoughtvindicator:
VoughtVindicator Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, given the huge thrust of modern engines (50 tons of thrust for GEnX) I think the powerplants wouldn't be a problem, although surface area should be increased so much that it would turn into a flying wing.

Which would be cool too
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Stealthflanker Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
300m Aircrafts... instead of landing on the ground.. i would think to make it as Ekranoplan instead so it would land on sea.

about scaling stuff.. hehehe i use my Corel Draw to scale stuff.. lots easier.. 3D Grids that come in with Blender 3D is also neat too :D
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:iconvoughtvindicator:
VoughtVindicator Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm also gonna do an ekranoplan about this size, although the engine location is hard to figue out.

As for the scale, I just picked it up from someone else =P
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:iconstealthflanker:
Stealthflanker Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well for engines..they're typically located on dorsal..like Orlynok or you could put those engines in style of Lun Class, right beside the cockpit
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:iconvoughtvindicator:
VoughtVindicator Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, seeing you need a large ammounts of engines to propel such a monster, it's hard to keep weight balance wth all the engines crammed in the front like the Lun.
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:iconstealthflanker:
Stealthflanker Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hmm maybe you can try positioning plan as those used in Beriev-2500 :D
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:iconironhawk711:
IronHawk711 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009
Ha-ha! I see - you like GIANT aircrafts and ships...:XD:
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:iconlord-inu-hanyou:
Lord-Inu-Hanyou Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009
It appears to be around 300m long. And damn that this is awesomely fugly. And THAT is a compliment.
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:iconlord-inu-hanyou:
Lord-Inu-Hanyou Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009
that thing*
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bagera3005 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
ship bucket scale that batter have antimatter drive
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:iconvoughtvindicator:
VoughtVindicator Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Why would you need terajoules to keep a plane flying?
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:iconbagera3005:
bagera3005 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
it looks like your flying a battleship
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:iconbagera3005:
bagera3005 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
an i don't want to tall you how long a runway you need
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:iconvoughtvindicator:
VoughtVindicator Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I guess ten kilometers or so. Yeah, it's pretty sci-fi ish.
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