Russian Bear In the Air

Russian Bear In the Air

The Tupolev Tu-95 (NATO reporting name: Bear) is a large, four-engine turboprop-powered strategic bomber and missile platform. First flown in 1952, the Tu-95 entered service with the Soviet Union in 1956 and is expected to serve the Russian Air Force until at least 2040. Some pictures of the bomber are inside the post.

Russian Bear In the Air

Russian Bear In the Air

Russian Bear In the Air

Russian Bear In the Air

The bomber became one of the symbols of the Cold War.

Russian Bear In the Air

Russian Bear In the Air

Russian Bear In the Air

Russian Bear In the Air

Russian Bear In the Air

Russian Bear In the Air

Russian Bear In the Air

Russian Bear In the Air

Russian Bear In the Air

Russian Bear In the Air

Russian Bear In the Air

Russian Bear In the Air

Russian Bear In the Air

Russian Bear In the Air

Russian Bear In the Air

Russian Bear In the Air

Russian Bear In the Air

Russian Bear In the Air

Russian Bear In the Air

Russian Bear In the Air

Russian Bear In the Air

Russian Bear In the Air

Russian Bear In the Air

Russian Bear In the Air

Russian Bear In the Air

Russian Bear In the Air

Russian Bear In the Air

Russian Bear In the Air

Flying lab Tu-95LAL.

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4 thoughts on “Russian Bear In the Air”

  1. During the cold war US Air Force fighters would intercept Soviet Bear bombers and while escorting them, display the latest Playboy magazine centerfolds to the Bear bomber crews.

  2. BUFFs and Bears in the air.

    The TU-95 has a look all its own. The major telling factor that it’s Russian is that high stance landing gear. Those twin eggbeaters are also another give-away.

    The B-52 is more or less known as the Big Ugly Fat F***er in the US. Eight low-bypass fuel guzzling jet engines and a black soot trail…

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