Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Tu-95

Tu-95 Bear

Tupolev

                                                                Tu-95

The Tupolev Tu-95 taxis across a runway.  This 1199 x 799 copyrighted photo was taken by Marina Lystseva and is posted at Wikipedia.


Crew:                    6 - 7

Power:                   4 - KKBM Kuznetsov NK-12MV Turboprops
                                    15,000 eshp each

Max. Speed:           828 kph / 514 mph
Ceiling:                   12,500 m / 41,010 ft
Range:                   12,800 km / 7,949 miles
Climb:                     not available

Weight -
Empty:                   90,000 kg / 198,090 lb
Max. Take Off:      188,000 kg / 413,788 lb

Size -
Wingspan:             51.1 m / 167 ft 8 in
Wing Area:            297 sq m / 3,197 sq ft
Length:                  49.5 m / 162 ft 5 in
Height:                  12.12 m / 39 ft 9 in

Armament:
                             2 - 23 mm / 0.9 in cannon in tail, radar controlled
                             16 - Kh-55 "Kent" cruise missiles in bomb bay, under wings

Wikipedia gives somewhat differing specifications.




                                                              Tu-95

This 1199 x 803 of the Tu-95 in flight is available with other Tupolev photos at Wikipedia.


                                                     Engels Air Force Base

Tu-95s on the flight line is a 1023 x 677 Wikipedia image.

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