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Soviet strategic bombers : the hammer in the hammer and the sickle / Jason Nicholas Moore.

By: Moore, Jason Nicholas.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: United Kingdom : Fonthill Media, [2018]Copyright date: ©2018Description: 302 pages, 16 pages of unnumbered plates : illustrations (some colour) ; 26 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781781555972; 1781555974.Subject(s): Airplanes, Military -- Soviet Union -- History | Strategic forces -- Soviet Union | BombersSummary: "The history of Soviet strategic bombers after the Second World War is a fascinating one: from the reverse-engineering of interned American Boeing B-29 bombers into the first Soviet strategic bomber, the Tu-4; to the huge jet and turbo-prop powered aircraft of today's Russian Air Force. This comprehensive history of these aircraft will deal not just with the development of aircraft that entered service, but of experimental aircraft as well, and projects that were never even built will also be explored. The service life of these bombers will be covered, including both active and retired aircraft, and their use outside of the Soviet Union, in places such as the Middle East and Afghanistan, will be described in detail. The Soviet Union built some of the first jet-powered strategic bombers, and the Tu-95 Bear, the only swept-winged turbo-prop bomber to ever enter service, remains in service to this day. Less successful aircraft, like the graceful but problem-plagued supersonic Tu-22 Blinder, and the Mach 3 Sukhoi T-4 will also be examined." -- Publisher description.
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The history of Soviet strategic bombers after the Second World War is a fascinating one: from the reverse-engineering of interned American Boeing B-29 bombers into the first Soviet strategic bomber, the Tu-4; to the huge jet and turboprop powered aircraft of today's Russian Air Force. This comprehensive history of these aircraft will deal not just with the development of aircraft that entered service, but of experimental aircraft as well, and projects that were never even built will also be explored. The service life of these bombers will be covered, including both active and retired aircraft, and their use outside of the Soviet Union, in places such as the Middle East and Afghanistan, will be described in detail. The Soviet Union built some of the first jet-powered strategic bombers, and the Tu-95 Bear, the only swept-winged turboprop bomber to ever enter service, remains in service to this day. Less successful aircraft, like the graceful but problem-plagued supersonic Tu-22 Blinder, and the Mach 3 Sukhoi T-4 will also be examined.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

"The history of Soviet strategic bombers after the Second World War is a fascinating one: from the reverse-engineering of interned American Boeing B-29 bombers into the first Soviet strategic bomber, the Tu-4; to the huge jet and turbo-prop powered aircraft of today's Russian Air Force. This comprehensive history of these aircraft will deal not just with the development of aircraft that entered service, but of experimental aircraft as well, and projects that were never even built will also be explored. The service life of these bombers will be covered, including both active and retired aircraft, and their use outside of the Soviet Union, in places such as the Middle East and Afghanistan, will be described in detail. The Soviet Union built some of the first jet-powered strategic bombers, and the Tu-95 Bear, the only swept-winged turbo-prop bomber to ever enter service, remains in service to this day. Less successful aircraft, like the graceful but problem-plagued supersonic Tu-22 Blinder, and the Mach 3 Sukhoi T-4 will also be examined." -- Publisher description.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Preface (p. 5)
  • Acknowledgements (p. 7)
  • Glossary (p. 11)
  • Introduction (p. 19)
  • 1 Post-War Development of Strategic Bombers (p. 25)
  • 2 Tu-4 'Bull' (p. 28)
  • 3 Tu-95 'Bear' (p. 48)
  • 4 M-4 'Bison' (p. 93)
  • 5 Tu-16 'Badger' ('88') (p. 116)
  • 6 Tu-22 'Blinder' (p. 157)
  • 7 Tu-22M 'Backfire' (p. 177)
  • 8 Tu-160 'Blackjack' (p. 203)
  • 9 Russian Strategic Bombers in the Twenty-First Century (p. 219)
  • 10 Soviet Post-War Missiles and Bombs (p. 221)
  • 11 Soviet/Russian Missile Carrier Tactics (p. 232)
  • 12 Experimental Bombers (p. 235)
  • 13 Comparisons with Non-Soviet Strategic Bombers of the Post-War Era (p. 242)
  • 14 Pilot Interview (p. 256)
  • 15 Survivors (p. 265)
  • Appendix I Soviet Strategic Bomber Specifications (p. 272)
  • Appendix II Production Figures (p. 281)
  • Appendix III Soviet Strategic Bombers in Plastic (p. 286)
  • Bibliography (p. 295)
  • Index (p. 298)