Sunday, May 9, 2010

Tupolev Tu-95 1:144

the Tupolev Tu-95 (Russian: Туполев Ту–95) (NATO reporting name: Bear) is a large, four-engine turboprop powered strategic bomber and missile platform.

First flown in 1952, the Tu-95 was put into service by the former Soviet Union in 1956 and is expected to serve the Russian Air Force until at least 2040.[1].

Commonly referred to even in Russia by its NATO designation, 'Bear'[2], the aircraft has four Kuznetsov NK-12 engines, each driving contra-rotating propellers. It remains the fastest propeller-driven aircraft in history (a bigger, heavier, passenger version Tu-114 with de-rated engines, holds the FAI certified world speed record at 541.23 mph average speed on a 1000 km closed circuit carrying a load equivalent to only 200kg short of the weight of three Douglas DC-3's. Some experimental aircraft were designed for theoretically higher speeds, but none attained or registered them.) It also remains the only turboprop-powered strategic bomber in operational use. Its distinctively swept-back wings are at 35 degrees, a very sharp angle by the standards of propeller-driven aircraft, and justified by its operating speeds and altitudes.

A naval development of the bomber is designated Tu-142.

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5 comments:

  1. i can't wait 2 see it completed

    i've always wanted to make a strategic bomber

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  2. @wilcox
    thanks friend
    @delta x
    thanks friend, also it's my first russian bomber

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  3. where's the link to download???
    If you can...just make Tu-160 Blackjack..with it's cruise missiles

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  4. This looks excellent - I hope progress resumes.

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