|General Historical Information|
|Place of origin||USSR|
|General Ingame Information|
|Special abilities||Can carrier one T-40 or four Polikarpov I-153 or I-195 or one T-40 tank.|
|Ground Controlled|| Yes (Pick up Kit):|
->BT-7 tank drop
->T-40 spawn drop
The Tupolev TB-3 "Zveno" was a parasite aircraft concept developed in the Soviet Union during the 1930s. It consisted of a Tupolev TB-1 or a Tupolev TB-3 heavy bomber acting as a mothership for between two and five fighters. Depending on the Zveno variant, the fighters either launched with the mothership or docked in flight, and they could refuel from the bomber.
The Zveno in FHSW is equipped with four planes, all differently armed variants of either the I-153 or I-195. It’s possible to enter one of the attached planes during flight by leaving the TB-3 and walking on the wing. The TB-3 is also a mobile spawn point and provides ammunition for nearby planes like a real mothership! The Zveno becomes especially important if you lose your airfield flag.
The gun with the highest rate of fire available in FHSW is the anti-aircraft ShKAS machineguns mounted under wings of TB-3 soviet bomber and it shoots around 6000 rounds/min.
TB-3/T-40 Airborne drop systemEdit
In the early to mid 20th century the Soviets used heavy bombers to land on the battlefield carrying light tanks, and experimented with air-dropping light tanks (both with and without parachutes).
Like with the Zveno project you have to leave the TB-3 and walk on the wing to enter the T-40. This gives you the opportunity to support your troops on the front or generate confusion behind the enemy’s lines. Unlike in reality you can drop it from great height without destroying the vehicle. This technique is also shown in the video above.