Hopefully you will like some of these pictures

Care of Philip Townsend have a look at this, a steam powered aircraft. Click the link below


and another

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. Evidently, it was not  good to fail on an expensive project under Stalin . It's got propellers on the back of the wings, too. You can count 12 engines facing front. The size  would be equivalent to the Empire State Building on  its side, with  cannons. And you think the 747 was big... not only a bunch of engines but check out the cannons the thing was carrying. In the 1930s the Russian army was obsessed by the idea of creating huge planes. At that time they were 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.

Here is the fully-armed version; Thirteen forward-firing and more facing aft.

Can you imagine what it would be like sitting in this thing when those cannons go off? 
Looks like something out of a Jules Verne novel



757 at Gatwick with wake vortex

757 showing wing vortex on clouds

767 wing vortex on clouds

787 Dreamliner

A7's at Tucson AFB

An A340 rainbow contrail

Emirates 1.5 Billion dollar A380

A330 landing at Amsterdam

Antonov 225 Largest plane in the world

Camera at FL340, B747 at FL350 and B777 at FL380

Concorde 101 last official flight

Concorde 101 paked - notice stretch marks on skin

Concorde 102

F15C fastest takeoff ever measured

F15E Strike Eagle

F111C AARDVARK Dump and burn

FA 18 going sonic

Aircraft at FL330 and FL340, only 1000' separation

B52's in boneyard

Sukhoi SU-27's in close

747 Contrail

B757 against a full moon