Transport: Red Reward

Pride of all the Russias on its completion year ago was the all-metal super-airliner Maxim Gorki. World's largest land-plane, it weighed 42 tons, carried 63 persons, had eight engines, 7,000 h. p., a speed of 150 m. p. h. It cost 5,000,000 rubles (currently $4,350,000) furnished by popular subscription, took two years to build, contained a complete photographic studio, photo-engraving plant, electrically-driven rotary printing press (capacity: 8,000 newspapers per hour), broadcasting studio, sound cinema equipment, café-lounge, electric power plant, 16 telephones, observation saloon, business office, sleeping quarters, powerful loudspeaker system. Its chief...

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