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The Antonov KT



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The Antonov KT was developed in 1940 by a designer of weight-carrying gliders, Oleg Konstantinovich Antonov. The aim was to test the viability of supplying partisan forces behind enemy lines with light tanks. The unit was towed by a heavy bomber such as the Petlyakov Pe-8. A model "T-60" light tank provided the 'fuselage' of the unit, the unlocked tracks were the 'landing gear'. The flying surfaces were to be disposed of immediately after landing.


Details are provided by the website "Unreal Aircraft"

http://www.unrealaircraft.com/roadable/antonov_kt.php



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This three-view of the Antonov KT is supplied by David Dodge. His website offers information on a wide variety of unusual aircraft and is located at -

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