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Tupolev Tu-4 Superfortress (Red Star)

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81/2 x 11 128 pgs 120 b&w photos line drawingsIt was often claimed in the West during the Cold War that many Soviet aircraft designs were based on existing types being produced or developed in the NATO countries, the information on these designs having come to the Soviet through the efforts of their spies. That this was actually true and not just a case of paranoia in the West is particularly demonstrable in the case of the Tu-4. At the end of World War II, three Boeing B-29s fell into Soviet hands. From these came a Soviet copy of this famous bomber in the form of the Tu-4.This book examines the evolution of the 'Superfortresski' into the Tu-70 military transport. It also deals with the civil airliner version, the Tu-75, and Tu-85, the last of Tupolev's piston-engined bombers. Also described are various experimental versions, including the Burlaki towed fighter program, flight refueling tanker and missile carrier versions, and the Chinese turboprop-powered AWACS and drone launcher conversions. Operational details include use of these aircraft for transport and paradropping and civil polar research.

Synopsis:

The Tu-4 is identified as an example of the Soviets copying Western airplane designs. Three Boeing B-29s fell into Soviet hands at the end of World War II. This book shows the evolution of the "Superfortresski" into the Tu-70 military transport and its airliner version, the Tu-75 and Tu-85 - the last of Tupolev's piston-engined bombers. Also described are the various experimental versions, including the Burlaki towed fighter program, flight refueling tanker and missile carrier versions, and Chinese turboprop-powered AWACS and drone launcher conversions. Operational details include use for transport and paradropping, civil polar research, etc. The book includes many previously unpublished photographs as well as drawings of the rival 102 and 103 bombers designed by Myasischchev.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781857801422
Author:
Gordon, Yefim
Publisher:
Midland Publishing
Author:
Rigmant, Vladimir
Location:
Hinckley
Subject:
Military - Aviation
Subject:
Aviation - History
Subject:
Tupolev Tu-4
Copyright:
Series:
Red star ;
Series Volume:
07
Publication Date:
January 2003
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
10.96x8.48x.29 in. 1.16 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The Tu-4 is identified as an example of the Soviets copying Western airplane designs. Three Boeing B-29s fell into Soviet hands at the end of World War II. This book shows the evolution of the "Superfortresski" into the Tu-70 military transport and its airliner version, the Tu-75 and Tu-85 - the last of Tupolev's piston-engined bombers. Also described are the various experimental versions, including the Burlaki towed fighter program, flight refueling tanker and missile carrier versions, and Chinese turboprop-powered AWACS and drone launcher conversions. Operational details include use for transport and paradropping, civil polar research, etc. The book includes many previously unpublished photographs as well as drawings of the rival 102 and 103 bombers designed by Myasischchev.
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