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
This is so far my biggest one. It's in fact so big I had to use a different scale. Instead of
'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.