Nuclear Warhead Missiles Carrying TU-95 strategic bombers Spotted in Novosibirsk airport

Nuclear Warhead Missiles Carrying TU-95 strategic bombers Spotted in Novosibirsk airport

Those TU-95 strategic bombers and missile platforms are pretty rare to spot. Why? Because they can go thru huge distances without refuelling so normally you can see them only on airbases where they live. But this time a photographer got lucky in Novosibirsk and thanks to Nikolay we can see the nice birds too:

Nuclear Warhead Missiles Carrying TU-95 strategic bombers Spotted in Novosibirsk airportSo it can cross 10500 km without refuelling!

Nuclear Warhead Missiles Carrying TU-95 strategic bombers Spotted in Novosibirsk airport

Four engines give it speed of up to 840 km/h.

Nuclear Warhead Missiles Carrying TU-95 strategic bombers Spotted in Novosibirsk airport

The production of those begun in 1955. Modern modifications are TU-95MS – produced from 1979-1992 years.

Nuclear Warhead Missiles Carrying TU-95 strategic bombers Spotted in Novosibirsk airport

The proppelers are huge – 5.9m in diameter. Because of this it makes tremendous noise.

Nuclear Warhead Missiles Carrying TU-95 strategic bombers Spotted in Novosibirsk airport

Those particular TU-95s are missile platforms. They carry six X-55 missiles with nuclear warheads. It can hit a target at up to 3000 km distance.Nuclear Warhead Missiles Carrying TU-95 strategic bombers Spotted in Novosibirsk airport

The size of the plane is 49m. The size of the wingspan – 50m.

Nuclear Warhead Missiles Carrying TU-95 strategic bombers Spotted in Novosibirsk airport

Nuclear Warhead Missiles Carrying TU-95 strategic bombers Spotted in Novosibirsk airport

Nuclear Warhead Missiles Carrying TU-95 strategic bombers Spotted in Novosibirsk airport

Nuclear Warhead Missiles Carrying TU-95 strategic bombers Spotted in Novosibirsk airport

Nuclear Warhead Missiles Carrying TU-95 strategic bombers Spotted in Novosibirsk airport

Nuclear Warhead Missiles Carrying TU-95 strategic bombers Spotted in Novosibirsk airport

Nuclear Warhead Missiles Carrying TU-95 strategic bombers Spotted in Novosibirsk airport

Nuclear Warhead Missiles Carrying TU-95 strategic bombers Spotted in Novosibirsk airport

Nuclear Warhead Missiles Carrying TU-95 strategic bombers Spotted in Novosibirsk airport

Nuclear Warhead Missiles Carrying TU-95 strategic bombers Spotted in Novosibirsk airport

Nuclear Warhead Missiles Carrying TU-95 strategic bombers Spotted in Novosibirsk airport

Nuclear Warhead Missiles Carrying TU-95 strategic bombers Spotted in Novosibirsk airport

And those are a few IL-78s.

Nuclear Warhead Missiles Carrying TU-95 strategic bombers Spotted in Novosibirsk airport

Hope you liked the planes! And thanks to Nikolay for the photos, his website is below:

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3 thoughts on “Nuclear Warhead Missiles Carrying TU-95 strategic bombers Spotted in Novosibirsk airport”

    • From 3000km away they don’t need to be fast, small or quiet…They dont have to be close to their targets and can launch all their missiles pretty quickly without alerting their targets until after they are on their way home.

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