1 Unknown Russian Bomber Il-52

Unknown Russian Bomber Il-52

Posted on March 3, 2017 by tim


This is fairly unknown Soviet bomber IL-52. It has a unique "Flying wing" composition without a rare tail. It was a back up project of IL agency and never went much on public. They started to develop it in late 1940s after a need arisen in delivering atomic bombs across continents. Let's see it in detail:

In the USA same time B-52 and YB-60 were built.  Soviet engineers were challenged to do something similar in matter of range and speeds.

 

So this "flying wing" seemed to be an interesting alternative.


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One Response to “Unknown Russian Bomber Il-52”

  1. john dudley says:

    Cool plane.

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