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M4, the Big Soviet Strategic Bomber

Posted on January 22, 2013 by team


On the photo above is a strategic bomber M4 designed by the Myasishchev design bureau in the beginning of the fifties. When it first appeared in public, at the military parade 1954 over Red Square, it deeply impressed people. It was the first time they saw such a big strategic bomber in the sky.

Since 1952 to 1956 the bereau built 35 bombers of such kind and then started to make a more modern modification – 3M.

The bombers reliably served to the country – for its intended purpose first and then (when more modern vehicles appeared) – as refuelers. In the beginning of the 90s they were fully written off.
However the bomber was quite lucky and we still have two rare bombers today. One of them is located at the air force training base in Dyagilevo, near Ryazan, Russia.

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