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Old 04-30-2009, 10:40 AM
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Default TU 95 long range Bomber Or "Bear"

[URL="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JiX26JkbtLk&feature=related"]Russia today vid[/URL]

The Tupolev Tu-95 (Russian: Туполев Ту95) 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..
Commonly known by its NATO designation, the "Bear the aircraft has four Kuznetsov NK-12 engines, each driving contra-rotating propellers. It remains the fastest mass-produced propeller-driven aircraft and the only turboprop-powered strategic bomber to go into operational use. Its distinctively swept back wings are at 35 degrees, a very sharp angle by the standards of propeller-driven aircraft.

Crew: 7 - 2 pilots, 1 tailgunner, 4 others
Length: 49.50 m (162 ft 5 in)
Wingspan: 51.10 m (167 ft 8 in)
Height: 12.12 m (39 ft 9 in)
Wing area: 310 m (3,330 ft)
Empty weight: 90,000 kg (198,000 lb)
Loaded weight: 171,000 kg (376,200 lb)
Max takeoff weight: 188,000 kg (414,500 lb)
Powerplant: 4 Kuznetsov NK-12MV turboprops, 11,000 kW (14,800 shp)[41] each

Maximum speed: 920 km/h (510 kn, 575 mph)
Range: 15,000 km (8,100 nmi, 9,400 mi) unrefueled
Service ceiling: 12,000 m (42,000 ft)
Rate of climb: 10 m/s (2,000 ft/min)
Wing loading: 606 kg/m (124 lb/ft)
Power/mass: 235 W/kg (0.143 hp/lb)

Radar-controlled Guns: 1 or 2 23 mm AM-23 cannon in tail turret
Missiles: Up to 15,000 kg (33,000 lb), including the Kh-20, Kh-22, Kh-26, and Kh-55 air-to-surface missiles
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Old 04-30-2009, 07:43 PM
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