On the way into Leo, I listened to Better Government Association( BGA) Softball Andy Shaw toss Softballs to Congresswoman Jan 'I-Spy-The Turk' Schakowsky.
Forty Watt Jan bubbled and squeaked with delight about the Health Care Reform Snowe-Job yesterday. Jan and other really deep thinkers will continue to push a government health care option down American throats, until the upchuck of voter outrage changes Congress.
The Commies under Stalin ordered that a monster of a bomber be built - kind of like our Democratic Congress pushing a monstrosity of a Health Care Bill - in full breathless 'It's A EMERGENCY!!!!' mode.
Here is a fine example of the Government Option in History.
Second and final in our series of posts today about very big things is this Soviet K-7 bomber, which dates from 1930s, before jet propulsion. As you can see by the tiny little people in the bottom right, this thing is vast - 28 metres long and 53m wing-to-wing. It weighed 38 tonnes when loaded.Click my post titke for more.
It carried 120 passengers within wings which were 2.3m thick. Melded from chrome-molybdenum steel, the design originally called for six engines, but when built, a seventh had to be added. It first flew in August 1933, but crashed that November, killing 15 people. Two more were ordered, but the project was cancelled before they could be delivered.
Built in Russia during the 1930s, it flew 11 times before crashing and
killing 15 people.
The designer, Konstantin Kalinin, wanted to build two more planes but the
project was scrapped.
Later, Stalin had Kalinin executed. Next time -Read the Job Description!
Evidently, it was not good to fail on an expensive project under Stalin. Evidently.
It's got ( it has, Ms. Sullivan, it has - I am in south side mode, thank you!) propellers on the back of the wings, too. You can count 12 engines
The size would be equivalent to the Empire State Building on its side,
with cannons. Think Secretary Napolitano in a thong bikini.
And you think the 747 was big... not only a bunch of engines but check out
the cannons the thing was carrying. Can not have too many cannons.
In the 1930s the Russian army was obsessed by the idea of creating huge
planes and executing millions of people.
At that time of design, it was proposed to have as many propellers as possible to
help carrying those huge flying fortresses into the air, jet propulsion has
not been implemented yet.
Not many photos were saved from those times because of the high secrecy
levels of such projects and because a lot of time has already passed.
Still, on the attached photos you can see one such plane - a heavy bomber
K-7. Too big to fail? - Oh, I don't think so! Failed Hugely, Murial!
Imagine what these dopes could have done with a grammar school bake sale?
Can you imagine what it would be like sitting in this thing when those
cannons go off? It would be like being a guest on the Ed Schultz Show.
BTW - What is BGA Softball Andy Shaw doing on WLS? Andy grab some real crooks? How'd you miss ACORN, Genius?
Huge Hat Tip to my California Patriot Pal Mike McQuade! Updated link and Hat Tip to R. Torrence for more on this monstrosity of Government Design.