|Type||'Strana Sovetov' (Country of Soviets)|
|Function||Record aircraft, on wheels||Record aircraft, on floats|
|Wing Load (kg/m2)||66.1||66.6|
|Power load (kg/hp)||7.93||7.99|
|Speed at 0m||207km/h||190km/h|
Two of series TB-1/ANT-4 were stripped of military equipment. Otherwise identical to service aircraft, they were used for record flights under same designation 'Strana Sovetov' (Country of The Soviets). An epic flight Moscow - New York was performed in 1929.
First attempt failed (August 8, 1929) when aircraft crash-landed in wooded area (TAIGA) near Chita. Crew was not hurt, and second aircraft was used to accomplish the mission. Here are the key people to perform this flight:
Total 21,242km (Moscow - Omsk - Khabarovsk - Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskij - Attu Island - Seattle - San-Francisco - New York) were covered in 137 flight hours. While crossing the ocean, 'Strana Sovetov' was installed on floats from the JuG-1 (with extended nose section to accommodate large weight of ANT-4).
International appearance of this aircraft triggered production of monoplane bombers all over the world.
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