Tu-95 Bear Strategical Bomber. First flight: 1952-3 © Konstantinos Panitsidis

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Strategical bomber
Project: 95
izdelie: V
NATO reporting name: Bear

 

In the early 50s, the Tupolev Design Bureau was working on the creation of a strategic bomber.

In September 1952, the strategic bomber made its first flight.

The Tu-95 is an eight-seat (or nine-seat), monoplane, high-wing, swept-wing wing with four engines located in the wing and swept tail unit and with a retractable, tricycle landing gear with a tail safety support.

The Tu-95 is equipped with four NK-12 turbojet engines (later NK-12M and NK-12MV) with a power of 12,000 e.s.p., drives four-blade coaxial propellers, variable pitch, with a diameter of 5.6 m.

In September 1957, it was put into service and became part of Long-Range Aviation (DA). In total, more than 500 units of all modifications were produced.

Tu-95s were remained in service until 1990, after which they were completely withdrawn from service. 

 


TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

DESIGNER
OKB Tupolev
COUNTRY
Russia
TYPE
Strategical Bomber
CREW
8-9
POWER-PLANT
Four turboprop engine ΝΚ-12 (ΜP, MV)
Power, e.h.p.
4x12.000
DIMENSIONS
 
Length, m
46,17
Height, m
12,50
Wing span, m
50,04
Wing area, m2
283,70
WEIGHT
 
Empty aircraft, kg
83.100
Maximum take-off, kg
172.000
Internal fuel, kg
88.700
PERFORMANCE
 
Maximum speed, km/h
882
Cruising speed, km/h
720-750
Range, km
12.100
Service ceiling, m
11.900
ARMAMENT 6 x 23 mm cannons AM-23. Warload-12.000 kg

 


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