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:
Four engines give it speed of up to 840 km/h.
The production of those begun in 1955. Modern modifications are TU-95MS – produced from 1979-1992 years.
The proppelers are huge – 5.9m in diameter. Because of this it makes tremendous noise.
The size of the plane is 49m. The size of the wingspan – 50m.
And those are a few IL-78s.
Hope you liked the planes! And thanks to Nikolay for the photos, his website is below: