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The Tupolev Tu-16 "Badger"

v3.0.2 / TOC (2 chapters) / 01 sep 16 / greg goebel

* In the early 1950s, the Soviet Union was determined to keep up with the West, and major efforts were placed on development of advanced aircraft. Development of effective bombers was a high priority, leading to the introduction of a formidable, swept-wing, twinjet bomber, the "Tupolev Tu-16 Badger", in the mid-1950s. It was an excellent aircraft that would prove useful in a wide range of roles, and it would have a long service life -- indeed, the Chinese are still manufacturing it. This document provides a history and description of the Tu-16.

Tupolev Tu-16


[1.0] Tu-16 Origins / Tu-16 Bombers, Tankers, & Missile Carriers

[2.0] Reconnaissance & Special-Mission Tu-16s / Xian H-6


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