ANT-25 / RD, A.N.Tupolev
This long-range aircraft became best known (in the USA - A.S.) by a record flight from Moscow to San Jacinto in California, over the pole: 10148km. The ANT-25 was also used to set a closed-circuit flight record with a flight of 56h and 20min. As might be expected, the ANT-25 was a clean monoplane with an extremely long wingspan: 34.98m.
24k b/w picture from "History of aircraft construction in the USSR" by V.B.Shavrov, Vol.1 p.513;
ANT-25 at the Knowledge Adventure Encyclopedia;
|Function||experimental, record setting|
|Engines||1*700kw Mikulin M-34R|