Tu-16K Badger Long-ranger bomber-missile carrier. First flight: 1952 © Konstantinos Panitsidis

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NATO reporting name: Badger
izdelie “Н”
Side “53 Red”

Subsonic long-range bomber carrier of cruise missiles of the K-10S "Kometa-10" type, developed on the basis of the Tu-16 with a modernized airframe for the RD16-15 engines (the engine was a modification of the RD-3M with an increase in thrust up to 11.300 kgf) with an increased flight range . In total, three Tu-16 aircraft were converted to the level of Tu-16K. The tests were successful, but did not go into production.

 

Tu-16K Badger © Konstantinos Panitsidis

 

Supersonic ant-ship missile K-10S

NATO reporting name: AS-2 Kipper
izdelie
352
K-10S “Kometa-10”

 

K-10S The anti-ship missile first entered service in 1958 and was withdrawn from service in 1979.

The anti-ship missile first entered service in 1958 and was withdrawn from service in 1979.

 


THREE-VIEW DRAWING

Tu-16K Badger © Konstantinos Panitsidis

  


TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

DESIGNER
OKB Tupolev
COUNTRY
Russia
TYPE
Long-ranger bomber-missile carrier
CREW
6
POWER-PLANT
Two jet engine RD16-15 (AM-3M)
Thrust, kgf
2 x 11.300 (2 x 7.200)
DIMENSIONS
 
Length, m
34,80
Height, m
9,85
Wing span, m
32,99
Wing area, m2
164,65
WEIGHT
 
Empty aircraft, kg
37.200
Maximum take-off, kg
76.000
Normal take-off, kg
55.000
Permissible landing weight, kg
47.000
Internal fuel, kg
37.230
- with a normal takeoff weight of 72.000 kg, kg
34.360
Warloadkg
 
- normal
3.000
- maximum
9.000
PERFORMANCE
 
Maximum speed, km/h
1020
Cruising speed, km/h
850
Range, km
5.800
Combat range, km
3.150
Service ceiling, m
13.000
Take-off runway, m
1500-1800
ARMAMENT 4 or 7 x 23 mm cannons AM-23. Transportation of aerial bombs, FAB-500, FAB-9000 as well as nuclear weapons, in the internal compartment and on the external pylons (air-to-surface missile, anti-ship missiles).

 


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