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Tupolev Tu-2 : the forgotten medium bomber / Jason Nicholas Moore.

By: Moore, Jason Nicholas [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: [Stroud, England] : Fonthill Media 2016Description: 174 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781781555323; 178155532X.Subject(s): Soviet Union. Voenno-Vozdushnye Sily | Tupolev Tu-2 (Bomber) -- History | Bombers -- Soviet Union -- History -- 20th century | World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, SovietDDC classification: 623.7463 Summary: Although one of the best medium bombers of the Second World War, fast, tough, and with an excellent bomb load, the Tu-2 is little known in the West. This book provides a comprehensive history of this important aeroplane, complete with its developmental history in the Second World War and later, and its long postwar history, both with the Soviet Union and other countries. First produced in 1942, the Tu-2's initial production ended in 1943, then as its combat capabilities became clear, it was reinstated into production. Because of the stop in production, the Tu-2 was not used in large numbers until the last year of the war, where it proved a very useful weapon indeed. Neither its development nor production stopped with the end of the war, and it was developed into additional variants, including an all-weather fighter. In addition to its service in the Great Patriotic War, it saw service in the Korean War with the Chinese Air Force. This book also features accurate colour profiles of the Tu-2 in the colours of the various nations it was in service with postwar, as well as colour profiles from its wartime service with the Red Air Force.
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Although one of the best medium bombers of the Second World War, fast, tough, and with an excellent bomb load, the Tu-2 is little known in the West. This book provides a comprehensive history of this important airplane, complete with its developmental history in the Second World War and later, and its long postwar history, both with the Soviet Union and other countries. First produced in 1942, the Tu-2's initial production ended in 1943, then as its combat capabilities became clear, it was reinstated into production. Because of the stop in production, the Tu-2 was not used in large numbers until the last year of the war, where it proved a very useful weapon indeed. Neither its development nor production stopped with the end of the war, and it was developed into additional variants, including an all-weather fighter. In addition to its service in the Great Patriotic War, it saw service in the Korean War with the Chinese Air Force. This book also features accurate color profiles of the Tu-2 in the colors of the various nations it was in service with postwar, as well as color profiles from its wartime service with the Red Air Force.

Includes bibliographic references and index.

Although one of the best medium bombers of the Second World War, fast, tough, and with an excellent bomb load, the Tu-2 is little known in the West. This book provides a comprehensive history of this important aeroplane, complete with its developmental history in the Second World War and later, and its long postwar history, both with the Soviet Union and other countries. First produced in 1942, the Tu-2's initial production ended in 1943, then as its combat capabilities became clear, it was reinstated into production. Because of the stop in production, the Tu-2 was not used in large numbers until the last year of the war, where it proved a very useful weapon indeed. Neither its development nor production stopped with the end of the war, and it was developed into additional variants, including an all-weather fighter. In addition to its service in the Great Patriotic War, it saw service in the Korean War with the Chinese Air Force. This book also features accurate colour profiles of the Tu-2 in the colours of the various nations it was in service with postwar, as well as colour profiles from its wartime service with the Red Air Force.

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Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Preface (p. 5)
  • Acknowledgements (p. 8)
  • Glossary of Terms (p. 10)
  • Introduction (p. 17)
  • 1 Tactical and Medium Bombers: A Definition (p. 19)
  • 2 Soviet Bombers Before the Tu-2 (p. 21)
  • 3 Genesis of the Tu-2 (p. 28)
  • 4 First of the Breed: The 103 (p. 30)
  • 5 A New Beginning for the Tu-2: The Tu-2S (p. 51)
  • 6 The Tu-2 vs other Medium Bombers of the Second World War (p. 75)
  • 7 Post-war Development and Experimental Variants (Includes Projects) (p. 85)
  • 8 The Jet Successors to the Tu-2 (p. 122)
  • 9 Post-war Service (p. 130)
  • 10 The Tu-2 in Detail (p. 136)
  • Appendix I Tu-2 Specifications (p. 154)
  • Appendix II Survivors (p. 158)
  • Appendix III Production Figures (p. 160)
  • Appendix IV Plastic Scale Model Kits (p. 165)
  • Bibliography (p. 167)
  • Index (p. 172)